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Afronycteris nanus africanus  (Rüppell, 1842)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1157524

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Neoromicia nana africana (Rüppell, 1842)
    Vespertilio pipistrellus africanus Rüppell, 1842
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  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  
                                              TribeVespertilionini Gray, 1821  
                                                 GenusAfronycteris Monadjem, Patterson and Demos, 2020  
                                                    SpeciesAfronycteris nanus (Peters, 1852) – Banana Pipistrelle, Banana Serotine, Banana Bat  
                                                       SubspeciesAfronycteris nanus africanus (Rüppell, 1842)  

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  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: OPINION 2021 (Casee 3240): Vespertilio nanus Peters, 1852 (currently Pipistrellus nanus; Mammalia, Chiroptera): specific name given precedence over Vespertilio pipistrellus afvicanus Ruppell, 1842   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 62, part 2   
  Page(s): 120-121   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Afronycteris nanus africanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Monadjem, Ara, Terrence C. Demos, Desire L. Dalton, Paul W. Webala, Simon Musila, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2020   
  Article/Chapter Title: A revision of pipistrelle-like bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in East Africa with the description of new genera and species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 191, no. 4   
  Page(s): 1114-1146   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1096-3642   
  Notes: Published online 10 September 2020, later included in the April 2021 issue of the journal. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa087   
  Reference for: Afronycteris nanus africanus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Opinion 2021 (2005:120-121) ruled, in part, that 'nanus Peters, 1852, as published in the binomen Vespertilio nanus, [...] is to be given precedence over the name africanus Ruppell, 1842, as published in the trinomen Vespertilio pipistrellus africanus, whenever the two are considered to be synonyms.' This is why the full species uses the junior epithet over the senior one  



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