Nycticeinops schlieffeni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nycticeinops schlieffeni
Species Authority: (Peters, 1859)
Common Name(s):
English Schlieffen's Bat, Schlieffen's Twilight Bat
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)
Widespread and rather common, with no major threats. Assessed as Least Concern.
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.
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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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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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