Hipposideros inexpectatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Hipposideridae

Scientific Name: Hipposideros inexpectatus Laurie & Hill, 1954
Common Name(s):
English Crested Leaf-nosed Bat, Crested Roundleaf Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-12-08
Assessor(s): Kingston, T.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
The Crested Leaf-nosed Bat is assessed as Data Deficient as this is a very poorly known species, only having been collected twice in the 1870s and once more some time prior to 1925. Exact distribution and population numbers or abundance are not known.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The type specimen of this species was collected from Poso in central Sulawesi, Indonesia (Laurie and Hill 1954). It is only known from two more localities in northern Sulawesi: these were collected by Gorontalo in 1875 and Minahassa in 1877 (Feiler 1981).
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known. Both specimens from northern Sulawesi reported by Feiler 1981 were collected in the 1870s. The date of the collection of the holotype is not known but pre-dates 1925 (Laurie and Hill 1954). No more recent records are known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species belongs to the diadema species group (Simmons 2005) and is likely to have similar biology to other bats in this group. It probably roosts in caves or large colonies and may forage in more open areas (Flannery 1995).
Generation Length (years):5

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information about threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It might occur in protected areas, particularly Dumoga Bone National Park situated to the east of Gorontalo. This species is a priority for survey work to determine its range and current population status.

Citation: Kingston, T. 2016. Hipposideros inexpectatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10139A22092281. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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