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Chaerephon  Dobson, 1874
Taxonomic Serial No.: 631400

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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  
                                        FamilyMolossidae Gervais, 1856 – free-tailed bats  
                                           SubfamilyMolossinae Gervais, 1856 – true free-tailed bats  
                                              GenusChaerephon Dobson, 1874  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon aloysiisabaudiae (Festa, 1907) – Duke of Abruzzi's Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon ansorgei (Thomas, 1913) – Ansorge's Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon atsinanana Goodman, Buccas, Naidoo, Ratrimomanarivo, Taylor and Lamb, 2010 – Madagascar Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon bemmeleni (Jentink, 1879) – Gland-tailed Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon bivittatus (Heuglin, 1861) – Spotted Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon bregullae (Felten, 1964) – Fijian Mastiff Bat, Fijian Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon chapini J. A. Allen, 1917 – Chapin's Free-tailed Bat, Pale Free-tailed Bat, Long-crested Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon gallagheri (Harrison, 1975) – Gallagher's Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon jobensis (Miller, 1902) – Northern Mastiff Bat, Greater Northern Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon jobimena Goodman and Cardiff, 2004 – Black-and-red Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon johorensis (Dobson, 1873) – Northern Free-tailed Bat, Lesser Northern Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon leucogaster (A. Grandidier, 1869) – Grandidier's Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon major (Trouessart, 1897) – Lappet-eared Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon nigeriae Thomas, 1913 – Nigerian Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon plicatus (Buchannan, 1800) – Wrinkle-lipped Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon pumilus (Cretzschmar, 1826) – Little Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon pusillus (Miller, 1902) – Seychelles Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon russatus J. A. Allen, 1917 – Russet Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon solomonis Troughton, 1931 – Solomons Mastiff Bat, Solomons Free-tailed Bat 
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon tomensis (Juste and Ibañez, 1993) – São Tomé Free-tailed Bat 

  Expert: Don E. Wilson   
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Chaerephon    
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  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: Chaerephon   
  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. Vol. 9: Bats   
  Page(s): 1008   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-16728190   
  Reference for: Chaerephon   
  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: Chaerephon   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Formerly included in Tadarida but apparently distinct, see Freeman (1981). Recognized as a subgenus of Tadarida by Hill (1983), Legendre (1984), Corbet and Hill (1992), and Peterson et al. (1995). Keys have been provided by a number of authors; see Taylor (1999) for a critical summary of those used for African species, and Corbet and Hill (1992) for SE Asian species. Also see Bouchard (1998), but note that her key apparently includes errors in the first two couplets (M. Happold, pers. comm....  



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