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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

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 occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
Lower elevation limit (metres): 200
Upper elevation limit (metres): 300
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Population [top]

Population: The population abundance of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T10133A3171205. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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