Hipposideros breviceps 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Hipposideridae

Scientific Name: Hipposideros breviceps
Species Authority: Tate, 1941
Common Name(s):
English Short-headed Leaf-nosed Bat, Short-headed Roundleaf Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D. & Kingston, T.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from the holotype recorded 60 years ago, there has been little or no survey work for this species, and neither its exact range nor population size are known (though there are probable threats, particularly if this is a forest-dependent species).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a single specimen from the type locality (described in 1941) on North Pagai in the Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known; it is only known from one specimen.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available for this species. Presumably, it is colonial and live in caves in forested areas. It is probably insectivorous.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The single record for H. breviceps is not within a protected area. Survey work is a priority for this species.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D. & Kingston, T. 2008. Hipposideros breviceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10114A3165653. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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