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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: Epomophorus
Species: E. angolensis - E. crypturus - E. gambianus - E. grandis - E. labiatus - E. minimus - E. minor - E. wahlbergi


Epomophorus Bennett, 1835

Type Species: Pteropus gambianus Ogilby, 1835


* Bennett. 1835 Proceedings of the Zool. Soc. London, 1835: 149.

Vernacular names
English: Epauletted Fruit Bat

Epomophorus is a genus of bat in the Pteropodidae family.[4][5][6] They have a distribution throughout Africa.[7]


Epomophorus contains the following species[8][9][10]:

Genus Epomophorus

* Angolan Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus angolensis
* Ansell's Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus anselli
* Peters's Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus crypturus
* Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus gambianus
* Lesser Angolan Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus grandis
* Ethiopian Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus labiatus
* East African Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus minimus
* Minor Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus minor
* Wahlberg's Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomophorus wahlbergi


1. ^ http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=631283
2. ^ http://www.organismnames.com/details.htm?lsid=93488
3. ^ http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=104449
4. ^ http://www.eol.org/pages/42145
5. ^ http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=2477126
6. ^ http://www.organismnames.com/details.htm?lsid=486793
7. ^ http://data.gbif.org/species/13187305
8. ^ http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2010/browse/tree/id/2319533
9. ^ http://starcentral.mbl.edu/microscope/portal.php?pagetitle=classification&BLCHID=24-1121
10. ^ http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id33882/

Further reading

* [1]
* [2]
* Bemerkungen zu Afrocimex c. constrictus Ferris & Usinger 1957 in Kenya (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cimicidae).
* Taxonomy and biogeography of African fruit bats (Mammalia, Megachiroptera). 1. General introduction; material and methods; results: the genus Epomophorus Bennett, 1836.
* Pelage patterns and crypsis in roosting bats: Taphozous mauritianus and Epomophorus species.
* Observation #:9 - fruit bat roost in Maun Botswana.
* Attack or consumption of Epomophorus (Chiroptera) by Paraxerus (Rodentia) and Papio (Primates) in Tanzania.
* Check list and atlas of the mammals of Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
* The mammals of the southern African subregion.
* Classification of southern African mammals.
* Epomophorus gambianus.
* The mammals of the southern African subregion.

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