Hipposideros sumbae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Hipposideridae

Scientific Name: Hipposideros sumbae Oei, 1960
Common Name(s):
English Sumban Leaf-nosed Bat, Sumba Roundleaf Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D. & Suyanto, A.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because its extent of occurrence is larger than 20,000 km², it is locally common, and occasionally found in human habitations. Although there is reason to believe the species may possibly be in decline (particularly due to limestone extraction in caves), it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is present on the Indonesian islands of Sumba, Rote, Sumbawa, Flores, Semau and Savu (Simmons 2005). The type locality is a cave (9°55' S, 120°41' E) on eastern Sumba, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:This species is locally common.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found below 1,000 m asl in caves and the roofs of houses. It is insectivorous and probably lives in large colonies. It is not dependent on water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Limestone extraction represents a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is possibly present in some protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D. & Suyanto, A. 2008. Hipposideros sumbae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10164A3178322. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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