Mammalian Biology

, Volume 69, Issue 3, pp 173–181 | Cite as

New records and notes on Laephotis Thomas, 1901 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)

  • William T. StanleyEmail author
  • Dieter Kock
Original investigation


A new record of Laephotis wintoni is described from central Tanzania. Other specimens and records of the genus are re-examined and discussed, resulting in new distributional limits for L. botswanae and the determination of the specific hosts of published specimens of bat bugs (Cacodmus).

Key words

Laephotis distribution ectoparasite Cacodmus villosus 

Neue Nachweise und Bemerkungen zu Laephotis Thomas, 1901 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)


Ein weiterer Fund von Laephotis wintoni aus dem zentralen Tanzania wird beschrieben. Weitere Exemplare der Gattung Laephotis wurden vergleichend untersucht und neuere Nachweise diskutiert. Es ergeben sich neue Verbreitungsgrenzen für L. botswanae und die Identifizierung der Wirtsart für publizierte Belege einer Art der Fledermauswanzen (Cacodmus).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of MammalsField Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Forschungsinstitut SenckenbergFrankfurt a. M.Germany

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