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Egyptian tomb bat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Taphozous
Higher classification  Taphozous
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Emballonuridae
Scientific name  Taphozous perforatus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Taphozous, Bat, Mauritian tomb bat, Naked‑rumped tomb bat, Mammal

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The Egyptian tomb bat (Taphozous perforatus) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is a medium- to large-sized bat with a mass of approximately 30 g (1.1 oz). It is an aerial insectivore, foraging in open space. Based on individuals captured in Ethiopia, it is thought to feed predominantly on Lepidoptera, but is also known to feed on Isoptera, Coleoptera and Orthoptera.

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Habitat

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It is found in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iran, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.

Reservoir of MERS-CoV

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An isolate of the MERS-CoV from the first patient identified was found in an Egyptian tomb bat near the victim's home in Saudi Arabia. The isolate, found in a fecal pellet from the bat, was found to be a 100% match with the London victim.

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References

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