African Chiroptera Report


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ISSN: 1990-6471

The purpose of the African Chiroptera Report is to collate published information on, and collate specimen records of, African bats.  The advent of the internet provides an opportunity for large amounts of information to be easily and economically updated and made accessible, which is particularly important for taxonomic information.  The electronic, web-based nature of the information is intended to allow information on African bats to be corrected/updated more frequently than a printed format allows, and to be available to users in an affordable form that can be manipulated to their specific requirements.

The report is generated from data collated in the African Chiroptera Database which grows and develops as additional new and corrected information is included.

The African Chioptera Report has been published annually since 2006.

This tool will facilitate research and conservation planning, and possibly stimulate interactions across different areas of research.



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ACR 2016 frontpage
Main report PDF-Icon sml[31Mb]
Appendix 1 PDF-Icon sml[621k]
Appendix 2 PDF-Icon sml[53 Mb]
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ACR 2016 data [4.3 Mb]

ACR. 2016. African Chiroptera Report 2016. AfricanBats, Pretoria. i - xvii, 1 - 7380pp.  PDF-Icon sml  [172 Mb]

Managing Editors: Victor VAN CAKENBERGHE and Ernest C.J. SEAMARK

Taxonomic Advisory Committee: Victor VAN CAKENBERGHE (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Teresa C. KEARNEY (Ditsong National Museum of Natural History Museum, South Africa), Peter J. TAYLOR (University of Venda, South Africa), Petr BENDA (National Museum (Natural History), Prague, Czech Republic), Gabor CSORBA (Hungarian Natural History Museum, Hungary), and St. phane AULAGNIER (I.N.R.A., Castanet Tolosan Cedex).

Contributors:  Dr. St├ęphane AULAGNIER (I.N.R.A., Castanet Tolosan Cedex), Dr. Nico AVENANT (National Museum of Bloemfontein, South Africa), Dr. Petr BENDA (National Museum (Natural History), Czech Republic), Tanya DA SILVA (AfricanBats, South Africa), Marike GELDENHUYS (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Rudolf HASLAUER (Germany), , Dr. Cornelis J. HAZEVOET (Zoologisch Museum Amsterdam and Museu Nacional de Historia Natural, Lisbon, Portugal), Dr. Teresa KEARNEY (Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, Republic of South Africa),  Dr. Mark KEITH (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Alan KEMP (National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa), Emily N. KUDZE (AfricanBats NPC, South Africa), Lindelani MAKUYA (AfricanBats NPC, South Africa), Prof. Wanda MARKOTTER (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Marinda MORTLOCK (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Tlaishego Tedson NKOANA (AfricanBats NPC, South Africa), Ernest C.J. SEAMARK (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Dr. Hendrik TURNI (Humboldt Universityt zu Berlin Museum for Naturkunde, Germany), Luis VERISSIMO (Ecologist and Geospatial Specialist, USA), Dr. Victor VAN CAKENBERGHE (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Luis VERISSIMO (USA), Dr. Marianne VOLLETH (Dept. of Human Genetics, Germany), Wim WENDELEN (Royal Museum of Central Africa, Belgium) and Gilium WOLFAARDT (AfricanBats NPC, South Africa).


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