Grandidier's free-tailed bat

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Grandidier's free-tailed bat
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Chaerephon
Species: C. leucogaster
Binomial name
Chaerephon leucogaster
(Grandidier, 1869)
  • Tadarida leucogaster Grandidier, 1869
  • Chaerephon pumilus Cretzschmar, 1826

Grandidier's free-tailed bat (Chaerephon leucogaster) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. It has at times been considered synonymous with the little free-tailed bat.[1]


  1. ^ Naidoo, Theshnie; Goodman, Steven M; Schoeman, M. Corrie; Taylor, Peter J; Lamb, Jennifer M (2016). "Partial support for the classical ring species hypothesis in the Chaerephon pumilus species complex (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from southeastern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands". Mammalia. 80 (6). doi:10.1515/mammalia-2015-0062.

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