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Natal free-tailed bat

Natal Free-Tailed Bat
Type illustration by Paul Jossigny from 1770
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Mormopterus
Subgenus: M. (Mormopterus)
Species: M. acetabulosus
Binomial name
Mormopterus acetabulosus
Hermann, 1804

The Natal Free-Tailed Bat (Mormopterus acetabulosus) is a species of bat found in Ethiopia, Mauritius, Réunion, South Africa, and possibly Madagascar. Its habitat is restricted, and threats include habitat loss due to landfills and tourism.


  • Hutson, A. & Bergmans, W. 2004. Mormopterus acetabulosus. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 April 2007.

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