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Hipposideros edwardshilli

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros edwardshilli
Species Authority: Flannery & Colgan, 1993
Common Name(s):
English Hill's Leaf-nosed 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.
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, status, and ecological requirements. If the species was found to be a genuinely range-restricted, it would likely be threatened.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This recently described species has been recorded from three nearby localities in the Bewani Mountains of Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). It has been found at elevations of 200 to 300 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: The population abundance of this species is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species roosts in caves in low hills and has been observed foraging for insects in rural villages and gardens (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is currently known from only a few sites. It is unclear whether or not it is threatened at these localities.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bonaccorso, F. & Hamilton, S. 2008. Hipposideros edwardshilli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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