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Taphozous mauritianus, Mauritian Tomb Bat
Dr. Nancy Simmons - American Museum of Natural History
Taphozous mauritianus
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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH 49366)

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 24 Jan 2003

Views: whole specimen | head only


Taphozous mauritianus,the Mauritian tomb bat, is found in much of Africa as well as nearby islands. Members of the clade Emballonuridae, these bats are aerial insectivores that feed on insects that they catch on the wing.

About the Species

This specimen was collected from the Congo on August 14, 1913. It was made available to the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Anthony Troncale and Dr. Nancy Simmons of the American Museum of Natural History and Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin. Funding for scanning was provided by the American Museum of Natural History's Digital Library. Funding for image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Rowe.

About this Specimen

The entire specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 19 June 2002 along the coronal axis for a total of 546 slices, each slice 0.1334 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.1334 mm. The head was digitally isolated from the full body scan.

About the

Mammalian Species account of Taphozous mauritianus (American Society of Mammalogists)

Tomb bats on Walker's Mammals of the World Online

Bat Conservation International

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To cite this page: Dr. Nancy Simmons, 2003, "Taphozous mauritianus" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed July 25, 2024 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Taphozous_mauritianus/head/.

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