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Sauromys petrophilus  (Roberts, 1917)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 946111

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mormopterus petrophilus (Roberts, 1917)
    Platymops haagneri Roberts, 1917
    Platymops petrophilus Roberts, 1917
    Sauromys petrophilus petrophilus (Roberts, 1917)
    Sauromys petrophilus erongensis (Roberts, 1946)
    Sauromys petrophilus fitzsimonsi (Roberts, 1946)
    Sauromys petrophilus haagneri (Roberts, 1917)
    Sauromys petrophilus umbratus (Shortridge and Carter, 1938)
    Platymops petrophilus erongensis Roberts, 1946
    Platymops petrophilus fitzsimonsi Roberts, 1946
    Platymops haagneri umbratus Shortridge and Carter, 1938
  Common Name(s): Roberts's Flat-headed 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  
                                        FamilyMolossidae Gervais, 1856 – free-tailed bats  
                                           SubfamilyMolossinae Gervais, 1856 – true free-tailed bats  
                                              GenusSauromys Roberts, 1917  
                                                 SpeciesSauromys petrophilus (Roberts, 1917) – Roberts's Flat-headed Bat  

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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: Sauromys petrophilus, Roberts's Flat-headed Bat [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, D. E., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2019   
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  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: Sauromys petrophilus, Roberts's Flat-headed Bat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Lower Risk (lc) as Mormopterus petrophilus  
    Comments: See Jacobs and Fenton (2002)  
    'Although some authors, such as J. A. J. Meester and colleagues in 1986, have recognized up to five subspecies, these are not well defined geographically or morphologically and have not been recognized by recent authorities such as N. B. Simmons in 2005 or A. Monadjem and colleagues in 2010.' (Wilson and Mittermeier, 2019)  



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