Mops (mastiff bats or free-tailed bat) is a genus of bats in the family Molossidae. Molecular sequence data indicates that Mops and Chaerephon are not monophyletic taxa. However, the grouping of Chaerephon and Mops was found to be monophyletic when excluding C. jobimena.[1]

Young Angolan Free-tailed Bat (Mops condylura) (6021648155), crop.jpg
Angolan free-tailed bat (Mops condylurus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Mops
Lesson, 1842
Type species
Mops indicus
Lesson, 1842

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Species within this genus are:[2]

Genus Mops - greater mastiff bats


  1. ^ Lamb, J. M.; Ralph, T. M. C.; Naidoo, T.; Taylor, P. J.; Ratrimomanarivo, F.; Stanley, W. T.; Goodman, S. M. (June 2011). "Toward a Molecular Phylogeny for the Molossidae (Chiroptera) of the Afro-Malagasy Region". Acta Chiropterologica. 13 (1): 1–16. doi:10.3161/150811011X578589.
  2. ^ Simmons, 2005, pp. 441–444; Stanley, 2008