Hipposideros jonesi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hipposideros jonesi
Species Authority: Hayman, 1947
Common Name(s):
English Jones' Roundleaf Bat, Jones's Roundleaf Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened since the species depends on caves for roost sites, and the area of occupancy might not be much greater than 2,000 km². The quality of its limited roosting habitat is likely to be declining through disturbance of caves, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion B2.
2004 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This West African endemic is closely association with caves. It has been recorded from Sierra Leone and Guinea to Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria (Hayman, 1947; Rosevear, 1965; Happold, 1987; Grubb et al., 1998). It is found between sea level and 1,400 m asl.
Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: This species forms roosts of only a few animals, usually in the dozens rather than hundreds. There is a pronounced geographic morphological variation between populations, suggesting that there may be little movement of animals between populations.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with caves and similar roost sites, including boulder caves, true caves, and mine shafts. It has been recorded from a wide variety of habitats ranging from tropical moist forest to arid Sahel vegetation, and from lowland areas into montane regions.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is generally threatened by the disturbance of roosting caves, and might additionally be threatened by subsistence hunting although this needs to be confirmed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. There is a need to conserve important roosts for this species. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J. 2008. Hipposideros jonesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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