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Chaerephon pumilus  (Cretzschmar, 1826)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 946088

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Chaerephon pumila (Cretzschmar, 1826)
    Dysopes pumilus Cretzschmar, 1826
  Common Name(s): Little Free-tailed Bat [English]
  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  
                                        FamilyMolossidae Gervais, 1856 – free-tailed bats  
                                           SubfamilyMolossinae Gervais, 1856 – true free-tailed bats  
                                              GenusChaerephon Dobson, 1874  
                                                 SpeciesChaerephon pumilus (Cretzschmar, 1826) – Little Free-tailed Bat  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): British Museum (Natural History), Library  
  Publication Date: 1913   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Drawings in the British Museum (Natural History), vol. IV, P-SN   
  Page(s): 1956   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Notes: DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.2363; Available online at   
  Reference for: Chaerephon pumilus   
  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 pumilus, Little Free-tailed 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. Vol. 9: Bats   
  Page(s): 1008   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-16728190   
  Reference for: Chaerephon pumilus, Little Free-tailed Bat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Lower Risk (lc) as C. pumila; Vulnerable as C. pusilla  
    Comments: plicatus species group. Includes pusillus; see Hayman and Hill (1971). Does not include leucogaster; see Peterson et al. (1995). Koopman (1994) included leucogaster in pumilus and recognized 12 subspecies in the resulting complex. However, subspecies limits are poorly defined and many populations have not been allocated, rendering any subspecific classification useless. This complex probably includes more than one species; Peterson et al. (1995) recognized hindei, limbata, and naivashae as ...  
    Date cited as 1830-1831 by Simmons (2005), but see Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Drawings in the British Museum (Natural History)  



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