Schreber's yellow bat

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Schreber's yellow bat
Vespertilio nigrita.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotophilus
Species: S. nigrita
Binomial name
Scotophilus nigrita
(Schreber, 1774)

Schreber's yellow bat (Scotophilus nigrita) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  • Cotterill, F.W. 2004. Scotophilus nigrita. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.

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