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Hipposideros dinops

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros dinops
Species Authority: K. Andersen, 1905
Common Name/s:
English Fierce Leaf-nosed Bat, Fierce Roundleaf Bat, Giant Horseshoe Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species formerly included H. pelingensis, but we follow Simmons (2005) in considering the latter to be a distinct species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Hamilton, S.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on the status of the species and threats to it.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The fierce leaf-nosed bat is present on the islands of Boungainville (Papua New Guinea), Guadacanal, Malaita, New Georgia, San Jorge, and Santa Isabel (all in the Solomon Islands). On Bougainville Island it is found from sea level to 400 m asl. (Bonaccorso 1998).
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea (North Solomons); Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: The fierce leaf-nosed bat appears to be uncommon, found in a few sites, and with few individuals at each site (Flannery 1995; Bonaccorso 1998).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a cave roosting species. Animals may be found roosting singly or in small groups of up to 12 individuals (Bonaccorso 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species include lowland deforestation and cave disturbance.

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, population numbers, and threats to this species are needed.
Citation: Hamilton, S. 2008. Hipposideros dinops. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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