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Hipposideros coronatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros coronatus
Species Authority: (Peters, 1871)
Common Name(s):
English Large Mindanao Leaf-nosed Bat, Large Mindanao Roundleaf Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gomez, R., Ong, P., Rosell-Ambal, G., Tabaranza, B., Heaney, L., Bennett, D. & Esselstyn, J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
H. coronatus is listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The large Mindanao leaf-nosed bat is endemic to the Philippines. It is known for certain only from the holotype (now destroyed (Bennett et al. 2002)) from Mainit, Surigao del Norte province, Mindanao (Peters 1871). One individual, believed to refer to this, species was captured in the lowland dipterocarp forest, to the south of the type locality, on Mount Hilong-hilong (Cantilan, Surigao del Sur) (Gomez in litt. 2007). There are records that might refer to this species from Polillo, with recent records (6 captures) from a cave near the town of Burdeos, Polillo Island, and a specimen (no. 4491) exists in the Philippines National Museum (Bennett et al. 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of H. coronatus is unknown as it was known only from the holotype (Peters 1871) until early 2000s when several individuals were found on Polillo island (Bennett et al. 2002), and more recently on Mindanao. Surveys using harp traps, mist nets and bat detectors in caves across the island have not located further records of the species (D. Bennett pers. comm. 2006).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat and ecology of H. coronatus are not well known. The records from Mindanao and Polillo Island were from a cave in lowland forest over limestone (Bennett et al. 2002; Gomez in litt. 2007).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The vicinity of the type locality is mostly deforested, although there is some secondary-growth forest (D. Balete pers. comm. 2006). The recent records from a cave on Polillo Island are in an area where there are continuing threats from human disturbance to the roost and surrounding habitat. Habitat has been lost at a high rate in the past and it is inferred that deforestation will continue, these are likely to cause local population extinctions. H. coronatus is believed to be subject to hunting pressure in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for further surveys for the large Mindanao leaf-nosed bat to determine its distribution, including in the vicinity of the type locality, as it is possible that this species is seriously threatened.

Citation: Gomez, R., Ong, P., Rosell-Ambal, G., Tabaranza, B., Heaney, L., Bennett, D. & Esselstyn, J. 2008. Hipposideros coronatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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