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ACR. 2020. African Chiroptera Report 2020. V. Van Cakenberghe and E.C.J. Seamark (Eds). AfricanBats NPC, Pretoria. i-xv + 8542 pp.

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Appendix 1: Current taxonomy [196 kb]
List that provides overview of the taxa contained in the African Chiroptera Report 2020.
Appendix 2: Voucher specimens [44.3 Mb]


Appendix 2a – Museum acronyms and number of specimens

Appendix 2b – Voucher specimen details. List that provides an overview of grouped by species, country and voucher.

Appendix 2c – Voucher specimens per museum. List group the museums and a list of taxon and country of origin with numbers of vouchers.

Appendix 2d – Voucher specimens per museum and country.

Appendix 2e – Voucher specimens per country.

Appendix 2f – Voucher specimens from protected areas.

Appendix 2f1 – Sorted by country, protected area and taxa.

Appendix 2f2 – Sorted by taxon, country and protected area.

Appendix 2f3 – Number of specimens of given taxa collected in and outside protected areas.

Appendix 2f4 – Number of specimens of the given recently [in the last 20 years] collected in and outside protected areas.

Appendix 2f5 – Number of localities in which the given taxa was collected in and outside protected areas.

Appendix 2f6 – Number of localities in which the given taxa was recently [last 20 years] collected in and outside protected areas.

Appendix 2g – Distribution Maps per taxon.

Appendix 2h – Species richness maps per country. Species richness calculated per quarter degree per country.

Appendix 2i – Distribution per quarter degree. Overview of specimens and vouchers per quarterly degree.

Appendix 2j – Accumulation curves. Species and specimens plotted over years across the various museums.

Appendix 3: Synonyms [4.55 Mb]


Appendix 3a – Synonyms by name. All synonyms found in the literature with currently used names.

Appendix 3b – Synonyms by author. Synonyms are sorted by author, year of description and linked to current name.

Appendix 3c – Synonyms by publication date. Synonyms are sorted according to the date of publication, including current name.

Appendix 3d – Synonyms by country of type specimens. Synonyms ordered from which country they were described and by year or publication date.

Appendix 3e – Common names in Alphabetical order.

Appendix 3f – Common names by Language.

Appendix 3g – Original descriptions.

Appendix 4: Collector information [13.31 Mb]


Appendix 4a – Follow the collector. Trail of the collectors is followed since it contains records sorted by collector and date.

Appendix 4b – Chronological. List sorted by collection date, country, locality if collectors.

Appendix 4c – Per country and locality. The data sorted per country and locality, date and collector.

Appendix 4d – Collector biographies.

Appendix 5: Keys from literature [1.79 Mb]

Keys are presented in chronological order published on African bats.

Appendix 6: Images of type specimens [6.5 Mb]
Appendix 7: Summary of characteristic information [243 kb]


Appendix 7a – Echolocation call parameters from literature.

Appendix 7b – Methods used in echolocation literature.

Appendix 7c – Karyotype information from literature.

Appendix 8: Abstracts [3.48 Mb]
Appendix 9: Gazetteer [10.94 Mb]


Appendix 9a – Hierarchical gazetteer.

Appendix 9b – General alphabetical gazetteer.

Appendix 9c – Country alphabetical gazetteer.

Appendix 9d – Quarter degree gazetteer. Localities grouped into the quarter degree.

Appendix 9e – Attitudinal gazetteer. Localities presented in ascending attitudinal order.

Associated GIS Datasets

ACR 2020 data [4.1 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 Stéphane AULAGNIER (I.N.R.A., Castanet Tolosan Cedex).

Contributors to African Chiroptera Report 2020: Rudolf HASLAUER (Germany), Dr. Teresa KEARNEY (Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, Republic of South Africa), Dr. Mark KEITH (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Ernest C.J. SEAMARK (AfricanBats NPC, South Africa), Dr. Victor VAN CAKENBERGHE (University of Antwerp, Belgium).