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Scotophilus  Leach, 1821
Taxonomic Serial No.: 631392

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                              TribeScotophilini Hill and Harrison, 1987 – Old World yellow bats  
                                                 GenusScotophilus Leach, 1821  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Species Scotophilus altilis G. M. Allen, 1914 – East African Yellow Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus andrewreborii Brooks and Bickham, 2014 – Andrew Rebori's Yellow Bat, Andrew Rebori's House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus celebensis (Sody, 1928) – Sulawesi Yellow Bat, Sulawesi Yellow House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus colias Thomas, 1904 – Eritrean House Bat, Eritrean Yellow Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus collinus Sody, 1936 – Sody's Yellow House Bat, Sody's Yellow Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus dinganii (A. Smith, 1833) – African Yellow Bat, Yellow-bellied House Bat, Dingan's Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus ejetai Brooks and Bickham, 2014 – Ejeta's Yellow Bat, Ejeta's House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus heathii (Horsfield, 1831) – Greater Asiatic Yellow Bat, Common Yellow Bat, Greater Asiatic Yellow House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus kuhlii Leach, 1821 – Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Lesser Asiatic Yellow House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus leucogaster (Cretzschmar, 1826) – White-bellied Yellow Bat, White-bellied House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus livingstonii Brooks and Bickham, 2014 – Livingstone's House Bat, Livingstone's Yellow Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus marovaza Goodman, Ratrimomanarivo and Randrianandrianina, 2006 – Marovaza Yellow Bat, Marovaza House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus nigrita (Schreber, 1774) – Schreber's Yellow Bat, Giant House Bat, Brown House Bat, Great Brown House Bat, Giant Yellow House Bat, Giant Brown Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus nigritellus de Winton, 1899 – Western Greenish Yellow Bat, Western Greenish House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus nucella Robbins, 1983 – Robbins's House Bat, Robbins's Yellow Bat, Lesser Nut-colored House Bat, Rainforest House Bat, Nucella House Bat, Little Nut-colored House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus nux Thomas, 1904 – Nut-colored Yellow Bat, Nut-colored House Bat, Dark House Bat, Nux Yellow House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus robustus A. Milne-Edwards, 1881 – Robust Yellow Bat, Robust House Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus tandrefana Goodman, Jenkins and Ratrimomanarivo, 2005 – Malagasy Yellow Bat, Western Yellow Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus trujilloi Brooks and Bickham, 2014 – Trujillo's House Bat, Trujillo's Yellow Bat 
                                                    Species Scotophilus viridis (Peters, 1852) – greenish yellow bat, Green House Bat, Eastern Greenish Yellow Bat 

  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Scotophilus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Goodman, Steven M., Richard K. B. Jenkins, and Fanja H. Ratrimomanarivo  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: A review of the genus Scotophilus (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) on Madagascar, with the description of a new species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoosystema, vol. 27, no. 4   
  Page(s): 867-882   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1280-9551   
  Reference for: Scotophilus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hoofer, Steven R., Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, and Ivan Horácek  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Generic status of the American Pipistrelles (Vespertilionidae) with description of a new genus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 87, no. 5   
  Page(s): 981-992   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Scotophilus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Roehrs, Zachary P., Justin B. Lack, and Ronald A. Van Den Bussche  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: A molecular phylogenetic reevaluation of the tribe Nycticeiini (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Acta Chiropterologica, vol. 13, no. 1   
  Page(s): 17-31   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1508-1109   
  Notes: DOI: 10.3161/150811011X578598   
  Reference for: Scotophilus   
  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: Scotophilus   
  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: Scotophilus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Scotophilus   

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  Comment: Comments: Includes Pachyotus; see Walker et al. (1975). African species revised by Robbins et al. (1985); also see Peterson et al. (1995)  



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