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NEW SPECIES OF BAT FOUND IN WEST AFRICA

NEW SPECIES OF BAT FOUND IN WEST AFRICA

Context

A new species of a striking orange & black bat from the Nimba Mountains in West Africa.

Details

The scientific name of the new species of orange and black bat discovered in West Africa is Myotis nimbaensis.

  • The bat was discovered in the West African country of Guinea and is classified under the critically endangered species of IUCN.
  • The bat is named after the Nimba Mountains of Guinea where it was discovered.
  • This discovery is extremely important for the bat biodiversity of West Africa as they rarely receive attention.
  • The bat was discovered by Dr. Flanders and Dr. Bakwo Fils.

About International Union for Conservation of Nature

  • IUCN is a membership union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations.
  • It was created in 1948, it is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
  • It is headquartered in Switzerland.
  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.

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