Wilson's long-fingered bat

Wilson's long-fingered bat (Miniopterus wilsoni) is a species of bat described in 2020 from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The name M. wilsoni refers to American evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson.[1][2][3]

Wilson's long-fingered bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Miniopteridae
Genus: Miniopterus
M. wilsoni
Binomial name
Miniopterus wilsoni
Monadjem, Guiton, Naskrecki, Richards, Kropff & Dalton, 2020

The species inhabits the mountains of central and northern Mozambique and southern Malawi.[2][4]


  1. ^ Monadjem, Ara; Guyton, Jen; Naskrecki, Piotr; Richards, Leigh R.; Kropff, Anna S.; Dalton, Desire L. (September 2020). "Cryptic Diversity in the Genus Miniopterus with the Description of a New Species from Southern Africa". Acta Chiropterologica. 22 (1): 1–19. doi:10.3161/15081109ACC2020.22.1.001. ISSN 1508-1109.
  2. ^ a b Nhacote, Luis (August 2020). "Moz24h | Moz24Horas | Moçambique". Moz24h | Moz24Horas | Moçambique (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  3. ^ "Explore the Database". www.mammaldiversity.org. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  4. ^ SAPO. "Parque da Gorongosa descobre nova espécie de morcego". SAPO Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-08-19.