the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Lissonycteris angolensis  (Bocage, 1898)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 945973

(Download Help) Lissonycteris angolensis TSN 945973

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Angolan Soft-furred Fruit Bat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYinpterochiroptera Springer, Teeling, Madsen, Stanhope and Jong, 2001  
                                     FamilyPteropodidae Gray, 1821 – flying foxes, Old World fruit bats, megabats, non-echolocating bats  
                                        SubfamilyRousettinae Andersen, 1912  
                                           TribeMyonycterini Lawrence and Novick, 1963  
                                              GenusLissonycteris K. Andersen, 1912  
                                                 SpeciesLissonycteris angolensis (Bocage, 1898) – Angolan Soft-furred Fruit Bat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Lissonycteris angolensis angolensis (Bocage, 1898) – Angolan Rousette 
                                                    Subspecies Lissonycteris angolensis goliath Bergmans, 1997  
                                                    Subspecies Lissonycteris angolensis petraea Bergmans, 1997  
                                                    Subspecies Lissonycteris angolensis ruwenzorii (Eisentraut, 1965)  
                                                    Subspecies Lissonycteris angolensis smithii (Thomas, 1908)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Lissonycteris angolensis, Angolan Soft-furred Fruit Bat [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, D. E., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2019   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 9: Bats   
  Page(s): 1008   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-16728190   
  Reference for: Lissonycteris angolensis, Angolan Soft-furred Fruit Bat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) - Not Threatened as Rousettus (Lissonycteris) angolensis. IUCN 2003 - Lower Risk (lc) as Rousettus angolensis  
    Comments: Some authors have split this complex into more than one species: smithii was recognized as distinct by Peterson et al. (1995) and Cotterill (2001e), and goliath and petraea were also treated as distinct species by Cotterill (2001e). However, the most recent comprehensive revision of this complex is that of Bergmans (1997), who treated these taxa and ruwenzorii as subspecies of angolensis. Ongoing work by Kock et al. (2002) and J. Fahr (pers. comm.) supports Bergmans (1997) treatment of smit...  



 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar