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Hipposideros corynophyllus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros corynophyllus
Species Authority: Hill, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Telefomin Leaf-nosed Bat, Telefomin Roundleaf Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bonaccorso, F., Hamilton, S. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of information on its distribution, population status and trends, and ecological requirements.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly-known species has been recorded from five localities in the Telefomin area of Sandaun and Western Provinces, Papua New Guinea (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). It has also been collected in the Tembagapura area of Papua Province, Indonesia (K. Helgen pers. comm.). Animals in the Telefomin area have been collected up to 1,800 m asl. Occurs down to 1,400 m asl, and the Snow Mountains record is from 2,700 m.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: Bonaccorso (1998) states that it is a rare species, but Flannery (1995) suggests that it is common in deep caves at 1,600 to 1,800 m asl. It is likely to be locally common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded in deep limestone cave complexes. It may be a solitary animal, or it may aggregate in small groups (Bonaccorso 1998). The species probably forages in forested habitat (F. Bonaccorso pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is currently known from very few roosting sites, and it is unclear if there are any threats to these localities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A suitable conservation measure for this species would be the protection of the known roosting sites. Further studies into the distribution, ecology, and threats to this species are needed.

Citation: Bonaccorso, F., Hamilton, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Hipposideros corynophyllus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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