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Casinycteris argynnis

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Megachiroptera
Familia: Pteropodidae
Subfamilia: Pteropodinae
Tribus: Epomophorini
Genus: Casinycteris
Species: C. argynnis

Name

Casinycteris argynnis Thomas, 1910

Type locality: Cameroon, Ja River, Bitye.

References

* Thomas. 1910. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 8, 6: 111.
* Conservation status: IUCN link: Casinycteris argynnis (Near Threatened)
* Casinycteris argynnis in Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder


Distribution

* Cameroon to Congo.


Vernacular names
English: Golden Short-palated Fruit Bat

The Short-palated Fruit Bat (Casinycteris argynnis) is a species of bat in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Casinycteris. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Source

* Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A. & Bergmans, W. 2004. Casinycteris argynnis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.

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