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Hipposideros macrobullatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros macrobullatus
Species Authority: Tate, 1941
Common Name(s):
English Big-eared Leaf-nosed Bat, Big-eared Roundleaf Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Hipposideros macrobullatus was previously considered a synonym of H. bicolor but see Hill et al. (1986) and Bergmans and van Bree (1986). It is part of the bicolor species group and may be conspecific with H. pomona (Corbet and Hill 1992).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D. & Kingston, T.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from three localities and the exact distribution of this species is unclear. There is no information on population numbers and threats are unclear though it is likely that habitat loss is a threat.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from three localities in Indonesia: Kangean, southwest Sulawesi and Seram (Simmons 2005).The type locality of H. macrobullatus is Talassa (near Maros) on Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is thought to roost in caves and tree hollows. It probably forages in woodland. The altitudinal range is unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to logging and human disturbance of caves represent a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species possibly occurs in protected areas. Further taxonomic study, especially comparative work with H. pomona, is required to determine the status of this species.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D. & Kingston, T. 2008. Hipposideros macrobullatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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