|Scientific Name:||Nycticeinops schlieffeni|
|Species Authority:||(Peters, 1859)|
Nycticeius schlieffeni (Peters, 1859)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Was previously listed in the database under Nycticeius.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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)|
Widespread and rather common, with no major threats. Assessed as Least Concern.
|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.|
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
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|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).
|Major Threat(s):||None known.|
|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 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.|
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