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Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
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Superfamilia: Emballonuroidea

Familia: Emballonuridae
Subfamilia: Taphozoinae
Genus: Saccolaimus
Species: S. flaviventris – S. mixtus – S. peli – S. saccolaimus

Saccolaimus Temminck, 1838

Type Species: Taphozous saccolaimus Temminck, 1838

Taphonycteris Dobson, 1876


Temminck. 1838. Tijdschr. Nat. Gesch. Physiol., 5: 14.

Vernacular names
English: Pouched Bats.

Saccolaimus is a genus of the family Emballonuridae,[2] small insectivorous bats with distinctive sheathtails and pouches at the wrist.

The species have been placed with genus Taphozous, in subgenus Taphozous, although an elevation to genus accords with a 1991 revision of Australian emballonurids.[3] The type species is Taphozous saccolaimus, published by Coenraad Jacob Temminck in 1838,[1] elevated as generic combination Saccolaimus saccolaimus in this arrangement. The genus also follows Temminck's description of that species.[2] A revision by George Dobson in 1876 erected the genus name Taphonycteris, once recognised and later suppressed as a synonym to give priority to Temminck's earlier description. A key to the genus was provided in its 1991 revision by Christian Chimimba and Darrell Kitchener.[3][2]

The genus Saccolaimus Temminck, 1838 contains the following taxa:[2]

species Saccolaimus flaviventris (Peters, 1867). yellow-bellied pouched or sheath-tailed bat
species †Saccolaimus kenyensis (Gunnell & Manthi, 2019)[4]
species Saccolaimus mixtus Troughton, 1925. Troughton's pouched bat, Papuan sheath-tailed bat
species Saccolaimus peli. Pel's pouched bat
species Saccolaimus saccolaimus Temminck, 1838. naked-rumped pouched bat
subspecies Saccolaimus saccolaimus saccolaimus
subspecies Saccolaimus saccolaimus affinis
subspecies Saccolaimus saccolaimus crassus
subspecies Saccolaimus saccolaimus nudicluniatus De Vis, 1905.[5]
subspecies Saccolaimus saccolaimus pluto

The diversity of this genus in Australia, identified as species S. saccolaimus and S. flaviventris, is poorly resolved and requires re-examination of records.[6]

Temminck, C.J. (1838). "Taphozoüs Saccolaimus". Tijdschrift voor Natuurlijke Geschiedenis en Physiologie. 5: 14.
Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 312–529. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
Chimimba, C.T.; Kitchener, D.J. (1991). "A systematic revision of Australian Emballonuridae (Mammalia: Chiroptera)". Records of the Western Australian Museum. Western Australian Museum. 15 (1): 203–265 [235].
Gunnell, Gregg F.; Manthi, Fredrick K. (April 2018). "Pliocene bats (Chiroptera) from Kanapoi, Turkana Basin, Kenya". Journal of Human Evolution: 102440. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.01.001. PMID 29628118.
De Vis, C.W. (1905). "Bats". Annals of the Queensland Museum. 6: 36–40.
"Species Saccolaimus saccolaimus (Temminck, 1838)". Australian Faunal Directory. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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