Epomops franqueti (Tomes, 1860)

Mongombe, Aaron Manga, Fils, Eric Moise Bakwo & Tamesse, Joseph Lebel, 2020, Annotated checklist of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of Mount Cameroon, southwestern Cameroon, Zoosystema 42 (24), pp. 483-514 : 490-492

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a24

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338004

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039A87C3-D549-394E-1FBA-F971FEB246AC

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Felipe

scientific name

Epomops franqueti (Tomes, 1860)
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Epomops franqueti (Tomes, 1860)

( Fig. 4 View FIG , Table 3 View TABLE )

Epomophorus franqueti Tomes, 1860: 54.

COMMON NAMES. — English: Franquet’s Epauletted Fruit Bat. French: Epomophore de Franquet.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — 171 specimens (including original data). Mount Cameroon area 18 specimens; Victoria ; 4°00’46”N, 9°13’13”E; 136 m; 13.XII-16.XII.1966 & 11.XI.1973; Martin Eisentraut & Preuss P. leg.; ZFMK 1969.0579 to 0586; 1973.0371 to 0373, 0382, 0383, ZMB 53871, 53872, 53916, 67052, 9040 GoogleMaps 16 specimens; Mueli ; 4°23’00”N, 9°07’00”E; 600 m; 20.I-9.II. 1958; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1961.0604, 0605, 0609, 0611 to 0615, 0619, SMNS 6635 to 6641 GoogleMaps 5 specimens; Koto-Barombi ; 4°27’57”N, 9°16’01”E; 457 m; 16.I- 21.I.1958; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1961.0616, 0617, 0620, SMNS 6633, 6634 GoogleMaps 14 specimens; Isobi ; 4°07’15”N, 8°59’33”E; 56 m; 17.I.1958; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1961.0606, 0608, 0610, 0618; 1969.0420, SMNS 6642 to 6650 GoogleMaps 1♂; Buea ; 4°09’00”N, 9°12’00”E; 1050 m; 17.I.1958; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0421 GoogleMaps 1 specimen; Lake Barombi ; 4°39’00”N, 9°25’00”E; 457 m; Conradt leg.; ZMB 54425 GoogleMaps .

Other localities of Cameroon • 3 specimens; Nyasoso ; 4°49’42”N, 9°40’55”E; 1078 m; 10.XII-12.XII.1966; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0422, 0425, 0431 GoogleMaps 8 specimens; Dikume Balue ; 4°14’42”N, 9°29’36”E; 1100 m; 17.II-28.II.1967; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0423, 0429, 0430, 0453 to 0457 GoogleMaps 3 specimens; Mount Kupe ; 4°48’05”N, 9°42’29”E; 1078 m; 16.XI-26.II.1966; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0424, 0427, 0428 GoogleMaps 1 specimen; Bamenda (Bambui); 6°03’00”N, 10°14’00”E; 1354 m; 5.II.1967; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0426 GoogleMaps 1 specimen; Mora ; 11°2’47”N, 14°8’26”E; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1973.0370 GoogleMaps 11 specimens; Bipindi ; 3°05’00”N, 10°25’00”E; 184 m; Zenker Georg August leg.; ZMB 1128, 11280, 40160, 40161, 4785, 54934, 67098, 67101 to 67103, 67105 GoogleMaps 3 specimens; Yaoundé ; 3°52’00”N, 11°31’00”E; 726 m; Carnap-querheimb & Haberer leg.; ZMB 10026, 10029, 54520 GoogleMaps 2 specimens; Moungo River ; 4°02’50”N, 9°33’41”E; Buchholz leg.; ZMB 5001, 5002 GoogleMaps 1 ♂; Longji ; 3°04’31”N, 9°58’40”E; 15 m; Paschen leg.; ZMB 54933 GoogleMaps 1♀; Batonga ; 4°01’49”N, 9°06’04”E; 79 m; Kaiser leg.; ZMB 67103 GoogleMaps 3 ♂; Kribi ; 2°57’00”N, 9°55’00”E; 13 m; Zenker Georg August leg.; ZMB 9041, 9972, 9973 GoogleMaps .

ORIGINAL DATA. — 79 individuals (22 males and 57 females) of this species were captured during our field surveys in disturbed habitats at altitudes below 1300 m a.s.l. ( Table 1 View TABLE ). Both Eisentraut (1963) and Fedden & MacLeod (1986) also recorded this species in lowland, disturbed forest in Mount Cameroon.

HABITATS AND DISTRIBUTION. — This species is mostly distributed in Central Africa, but can also be encountered in parts of West and East Africa ( Kityo & Nalikka 2016). This species inhabits low to mid-elevation rainforest and some relic forest in savannah regions ( Happold 1987). Happold (2013a) pointed out that this species prefers secondary to primary forest and is often caught in gardens, and in clearings close to dense undergrowth where it roosts in dense foliage of large trees.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Pteropodidae

Loc

Epomops franqueti (Tomes, 1860)

Mongombe, Aaron Manga, Fils, Eric Moise Bakwo & Tamesse, Joseph Lebel 2020
2020
Loc

Epomophorus franqueti

Epomophorus franqueti Tomes, 1860: 54