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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Molossoidea

Familia: Molossidae
Subfamilia: Molossinae
Genus: Chaerephon
Species: Chaerephon bemmeleni
Subspecies: C. b. bemmeleni – C. b. cistura

Chaerephon bemmeleni Jentink, 1879

Type locality: Liberia.

Jentink, 1879. Notes Leyden Museum, 1: 125.
Conservation status: IUCN: Chaerephon bemmeleni (Least Concern)
Chaerephon bemmeleni in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.


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Vernacular names
English: Gland-tailed Free-tailed Bat.

The gland-tailed free-tailed bat (Chaerephon bemmeleni) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.

1 Taxonomy and etymology
2 Description
3 Range and habitat
4 Conservation
5 References

Taxonomy and etymology

It was described as a new species in 1879 by Dutch zoologist Fredericus Anna Jentink. Jentink placed it in the now-defunct genus Nyctinomus, with the name Nyctinomus bemmeleni. The eponym for the species name "bemmeleni" was Dutch naturalist Adriaan Anthoni van Bemmelen, who presented the holotype to the Leyden Museum where Jentink was curator.[2][3]

Its dorsal fur is a dark, smokey brown while its ventral fur is a yellowish brown. Its upper lip is very wrinkled. Its tragus is very small and triangular. The males have a gular gland. Its dental formula is for a total of 36 teeth.[3]
Range and habitat

It is found in several countries in West and Central Africa, including Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. It has not been documented at elevations greater than 1,700 m (5,600 ft) above sea level.[1]

It is evaluated as least concern by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this designation because it has a large geographic range; its population is presumably large; its range includes protected areas; and it is not likely to be experiencing a drastic population decline.[1]

Monadjem, A.; Fahr, J.; Bergmans, W.; Mickleburgh, S.; Hutson, A.M.; Cotterill, F.P.D. (2017). "Chaerephon bemmeleni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T4307A22020379. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T4307A22020379.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
Beolens, B.; Watkins, M.; Grayson, M. (2009). The eponym dictionary of mammals. JHU Press. p. 36. ISBN 9780801895333.
Jentink, F. A. (1879). "On a new bat, Nyctinomus Bemmeleni, from Liberia". Notes from the Leyden Museum. 1 (2): 125–127.

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