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Glauconycteris superba  Hayman, 1939
Taxonomic Serial No.: 946187

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Chalinolobus superbus (Hayman, 1939)
    Niumbaha superba (Hayman, 1939)
  Common Name(s): Pied Butterfly Bat [English]
    Badger Bat [English]
    Superb Butterfly Bat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vesper bats, vespertilionid bats, evening bats  
                                           SubfamilyVespertilioninae Gray, 1821  
                                              TribeEptesicini Volleth and Heller, 1994 – serotines  
                                                 GenusGlauconycteris Dobson, 1875  
                                                    SpeciesGlauconycteris superba Hayman, 1939 – Pied Butterfly Bat, Badger Bat, Superb Butterfly Bat  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hayman, R. W., X. Misonne, and W. Verheyen  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title: The bats of the Congo and of Rwanda and Burundi   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique Annales, series 8, Sciences Zoologiques, no. 154   
  Page(s): 1-105   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Glauconycteris superba   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Reeder, DeeAnn M., Kristofer M. Helgen, Megan E. Vodzak, Darrin P. Lunde, and Imran Ejotre  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: A new genus for a rare African vespertilionid bat: insights from South Sudan   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: ZooKeys, vol. 285   
  Page(s): 89-115   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1313-2989   
  Notes: doi: 10.3897/zookeys.285.4892; available online at   
  Reference for: Glauconycteris superba   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Glauconycteris superba, Pied Butterfly Bat [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, D. E., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2019   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. 9. Bats   
  Page(s): 1008   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-16728190   
  Reference for: Glauconycteris superba, Pied Butterfly Bat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Vulnerable as Chalinolobus superbus  
    Comments: Although sheila is sometimes recognized as a subspecies, it might represent only a color variant (Rosevear, 1965; J. Fahr, pers. comm.)  



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