Hipposideros dinops 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Hipposideridae

Scientific Name: Hipposideros dinops 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)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on the status of the species and threats to it.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Papua New Guinea (North Solomons); Solomon Islands
Additional data:
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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).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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).

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10129A3170273. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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