Map_thumbnail_large_font

Nycticeinops schlieffeni

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_onStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Nycticeinops schlieffeni
Species Authority: (Peters, 1859)
Common Name(s):
English Schlieffen's Bat, Schlieffen's Twilight Bat
Synonym(s):
Nycticeius schlieffeni (Peters, 1859)
Taxonomic Notes: Was previously listed in the database under Nycticeius.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D., Taylor, P.J. & Monadjem, A.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Widespread and rather common, with no major threats. Assessed as Least Concern.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distribution is split into two: one range in W Africa (including N Senegal, S Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria), and one covering much of E and S Africa (as far south as NE Swaziland). The species is absent from much of the Horn of Africa, NE Ethiopia, E Tanzania, and NE Mozambique. There is a smaller central African range in NE Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). There are also records from Niger, Central African Republic (CAR), and the Nile delta in Egypt.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: Rather common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits dry and moist savanna, dry shrubland, desert, and semi-desert.

Roosts under the roofs of huts or in crevices in trees. Taken from under the bark of a dead Acacia nigrescens tree in mopane savanna in Zinave National Park (Smithers and Labao Tello, 1976).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None in place.

Citation: Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D., Taylor, P.J. & Monadjem, A. 2008. Nycticeinops schlieffeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided