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Glauconycteris machadoi  Hayman, 1963
Taxonomic Serial No.: 946185

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Machado's Butterfly Bat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  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  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vespertilionid bats  
                                           SubfamilyVespertilioninae Gray, 1821  
                                              TribeNycticeiini Gervais, 1855  
                                                 GenusGlauconycteris Dobson, 1875  
                                                    SpeciesGlauconycteris machadoi Hayman, 1963 – Machado's Butterfly Bat  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Koopman, Karl F.  
  Publication Date: 1971   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomic notes on Chalinolobus and Glauconycteris (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Museum Novitates, no. 2451   
  Page(s): 1-10   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Glauconycteris machadoi   
  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: Glauconycteris machadoi, Machado's Butterfly Bat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 - not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001)  
    Comments: Known only from the holotype. Koopman (1971a:6) treated machadoi as a subspecies of variegata, suggesting that it might be 'simply a melanistic mutant individual' of the latter widespread species, which is typically pale creamy buff with a whitish head and pale wing membranes. Alternatively, Hayman and Hill (1971) treated machadoi as a separate species in recognition of its distinct coloration, which includes brown dorsal fur, a dark brown head, dark wing membranes, and a creamy-white under...  



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