The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

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New bat genus from West Africa


The Bonn zoologist Jan Decher and his team collected bats during an environmental impact assessment in a rainforest in Guinea in 2008, which have now been described by a group of authors from Bonn and Eswatini as part of a revision as a new genus and species Parahypsugo happoldorum.

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