Systematic Status of African Populations of Pipistrellus pipistrellus Complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with a Description of a New Species from Cyrenaica, Libya

@inproceedings{Benda2004SystematicSO,
  title={Systematic Status of African Populations of Pipistrellus pipistrellus Complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with a Description of a New Species from Cyrenaica, Libya},
  author={Petr Benda and Pavel Hulva and Jiri Gaisler},
  year={2004}
}
The distribution of pipistrelles of the Pipistrellus pipistrellus complex (= P. pipistrellus s.l.) reaches only marginally the African continent. These bats are known only from a narrow belt of the Mediterranean zone in Maghreb and from NE Libya. We analysed museum specimens of African populations of P. pipistrellus s.l. using both morphologic and genetic techniques and compared them with Eurasian specimens of the complex. The African representatives of P. pipistrellus complex include two… 
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