Nycteris vinsoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nycteris vinsoni
Species Authority: Dalquest, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Vinson's Slit-faced Bat
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Simmons (2005) in recognizing this species as distinct from Nycteris macrotis and N. thebaica.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Jacobs, D.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
2004 Data Deficient
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little known bat is known only from the type locality of "the south bank of the Save River, 212 km SSW Beira, Mozambique" (Dalquest, 1965).
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the type series of two animals.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was collected from a roost site in a large baobab tree, presumably in dry savanna woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The collection locality appears to be within Zinave National Park, Mozambique. Further studies are needed to better determine the geographic range, natural history and possible threats to this poorly known bat.

Citation: Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Jacobs, D. 2008. Nycteris vinsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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