Original Research

First records of five species of Insectivorous Bats from the Kruger National Park

I.L. Rautenbach, M.B. Fenton, L.E.O. Braack
Koedoe | Vol 28, No 1 | a537 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v28i1.537 | © 1985 I.L. Rautenbach, M.B. Fenton, L.E.O. Braack | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 November 1985 | Published: 28 November 1985

About the author(s)

I.L. Rautenbach, Transvaal Museum, South Africa
M.B. Fenton, Carleton University, Canada
L.E.O. Braack, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa

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Five species of insectivorous bats are reported for the first time from the Kruger National Park. One of these, Pipistrellus anchietai, represents a new record for the southern African Subregion, and two species, Laephotis botswanae and Nycteris woodi are recorded for the first time for the Republic of South Africa. The remaining two species, Eptesicus melckorum and Tadarida ansorgei are first records of ' occurrence for the Transvaal. The species richness of the bat fauna of the Kruger National Park, and particularly of the Pafuri area, is reviewed.


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