The approximate limits of the region of sympatric occurrence of the West African fruit bats Epomops franqueti (Tomes, 1860) and Epomops buettikoferi (Matschie, 1899) are discussed. Series of the two species from that region are compared and a key is given to identify adult specimens. Notes are added on the distribution, ecology and biology of E. buettikoferi.

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Bergmans, W. (1975). On the differences between sympatric Epomops franqueti (Tomes, 1860) and Epomops buettikoferi (Matschie, 1899), with addtional notes on the latter species (Mammalia, Megachiroptera). Beaufortia, 23(304), 141–152.