Original Research

New distributional records of Bats for the Republic of South Africa, with special reference to the Kruger National Park

I.L Rautenbach, D.A Schlitter, L.E.O Braack
Koedoe | Vol 27, No 1 | a556 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v27i1.556 | © 1984 I.L Rautenbach, D.A Schlitter, L.E.O Braack | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1984 | Published: 01 December 1984

About the author(s)

I.L Rautenbach, Transvaal Museum, South Africa
D.A Schlitter, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Annex, South Africa
L.E.O Braack, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa

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Data on the distributions of seven species of bats in South Africa are discussed. Four species, Hipposideros commersoni, Pipistrellus rueppellii, Tadarida ansorgei and T. fulminans are reported for the first time from South Africa and all but T. @ ansorgei from the Kruger National Park. Rhinolophus simulator and Kerivoula lanosa are recorded for the first time from the Kruger National Park. The subspecies relationship of Eptesicus hottentotus in the eastern part of South Africa is reviewed.


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