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)
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of information on its distribution, population status and trends, and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1400
Upper elevation limit (metres):2700
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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.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.).

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 2008: e.T10122A3168395. . Downloaded on 21 August 2017.
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