Major's long-fingered bat

Major's long-fingered bat (Miniopterus majori) is a species of vesper bat in the family Miniopteridae. It is found only in Madagascar. It is similar to M. schreibersi of continental Africa, differing by having a shorter forearm, slightly longer digits and a narrow box-shaped skull. The pelage is often a greyish-brown colour, and the tragus is kidney-shaped and is a prominent feature. It is an insectivore and is viewed as a possible contributor to pest removal in Madagascar.[2] The species was named in honour of Swiss zoologist C. I. Forsyth Major.

Major's long-fingered bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Miniopteridae
Genus: Miniopterus
M. majori
Binomial name
Miniopterus majori
Thomas, 1906
Miniopterus majori range map.svg
Major's long-fingered bat range


  1. ^ Monadjem, A.; Rakotoarivelo, A.R.; Jenkins, R.K.B. (2017). "Miniopterus majori". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T40039A22061249. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T40039A22061249.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
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