Myonycteris relicta — Overview

East African Little Collared Fruit Bat learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Bergmans (1997) reports that the species is known from the Shimba Hills in southeast Kenya, the Usambara and Nguru Mountains in Tanzania, several other unpublished localities in Tanzania and more recently from eastern Zimbabwe. All localities known with some accuracy are in East African Zanzibar-Inhambane costal mosaic: forest patches or in Undifferentiated Afromontane vegetation bordering on East African Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal mosaic (Bergmans 1997). The holotype specimen was caught over the Mukanda River, bordered by big thorn trees and fig trees, in the Shimba Hills, which are covered with a mosaic of open country and forest patches (Bergmans 1997).


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