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Hipposideros muscinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros muscinus
Species Authority: (Thomas & Doria, 1886)
Common Name(s):
English Fly River Leaf-nosed Bat, Fly River Roundleaf 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:
Although records of this species are scattered over a large area, the species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of information on its distribution, status, and ecological requirements.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to New Guinea. In Papua New Guinea it has been recorded from Central, Chimbu, Gulf, Sandaun, and Western Provinces. In the Papua Province, Indonesia it has been recorded from the Lorentz River in Fak-fak District (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). It is a lowland species, found from sea level to 1,500 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Papua); Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rarely encountered.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits lowland tropical forest. It is not known from caves and small groups have been found roosting in hollow trees (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: Protection of the known sites would be a helpful conservation measure for this species. Additional surveys are needed to determine if the species has a wider range, and whether it occurs in cave habitats. It is not known whether the species occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Bonaccorso, F. & Hamilton, S. 2008. Hipposideros muscinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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