714pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2010) 2020
This extensively revised edition supplements the original account of the 116 bat species then known to be found in Southern and Central Africa with an additional eight newly described species. The chapters on evolution, biogeography, ecology and echolocation, as well as the species distribution maps, have been updated. The book covers the latest systematic and taxonomic studies, ensuring that the names and relationships of bats in this new edition reflect current scientific knowledge.
"In this extensive revision of their ground-breaking book, the authors display their
commanding expertise on southern African bats. The volume serves as an authoritative and engaging summary of generations of research, and offers naturalists everywhere a highly readable account of some of Africa’s most diverse and fascinating mammals." B. D. Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
"A masterpiece for bat researchers and conservationists who wish to learn about African bat species. This second edition exceeds all expectations, and will be an essential reference, superseding the widely used first edition." Adrià López-Baucells, Natural Sciences Museum of Granollers, Spain
Ara Monadjem is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of eSwatini, where he has been lecturing in zoology for the past 26 years.
Peter John Taylor is Professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Venda.
Fenton Cotterill is a Research Fellow with the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project.
M. Corrie Schoeman is Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.