Kerivoula africana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kerivoula africana
Species Authority: Dobson, 1878
Common Name(s):
English Tanzanian Woolly Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Fahr, J. & Jacobs, D.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered because its area of occupancy is probably less than 500 km², with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and the extent of its forest habitat is continuing to decline.
2004 Endangered
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to eastern Tanzania, where it has only been recorded from Morogoro; the Genda Genda coastal forest; and the Tong'omba coastal forest (Matschie 1895; Swynnerton and Hayman 1951; Cockle et al. 1998).
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Very little is known about the population of this rarely recorded species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded from tropical coastal forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by the loss of coastal forests, largely through conversion of land to subsistence agriculture and harvesting of timber and firewood for local use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Morogoro (presumably within the Morogoro State Forest Reserve) and Genda Genda (possibly in a Forest Reserve). There is a need to prevent further loss of coastal forest habitat. Further studies are needed into the distribution of this species to locate additional populations.

Citation: Fahr, J. & Jacobs, D. 2008. Kerivoula africana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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