New record of the Midas free-tailed bat (Mops midas) from the Arabian Peninsula (Mammalia: Chiroptera)

Abstract

A new record of the Midas free-tailed bat, Mops midas (Sundevall, 1843), from Saudi Arabia is presented. This new record is the northernmost occurrence point of this rare bat in Arabia (ca. 160 km NNW of the closest previous site) and also within its entire distribution range.

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