Natal long-fingered bat

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Natal long-fingered bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Miniopteridae
Genus: Miniopterus
Species: M. natalensis
Binomial name
Miniopterus natalensis
A. Smith, 1834

The Natal long-fingered bat (Miniopterus natalensis) is a species of vesper bat in the family Miniopteridae.

It can be found in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

It is found in these habitats: dry savanna, moist savanna, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, caves, and hot deserts.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Monadjem, A.; Griffin, M.; Cotterill, F.; Jacobs, D. & Taylor, P.J. (2017). "Miniopterus natalensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T44862A22073129. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T44862A22073129.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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