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Kerivoula cuprosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Kerivoula cuprosa
Species Authority: Thomas, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Copper Woolly Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Fahr. J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and threats.
History:
2004 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: There are scattered records of this poorly known bat from West and Central Africa. It has apparently been reported from Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, possibly Ghana (though see Koopman et al. 1995; Grubb et al. 1998), Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (though see Hayman and Hill 1971). It is found up to 600 m asl. A record of this species from Kenya was based on a specimen subsequently re-identified as Kerivoula smithii (J. Fahr pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia
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Population [top]

Population: It appears to be a rare, or rarely recorded, species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a species of moist lowland rainforest, tropical dry forest, and swamp forest. Other members of the genus have been found to roost in vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not well known. In parts of its range it is presumably threatened to some degree by habitat loss resulting from conversion of land to agricultural use, and harvesting of timber and firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is unclear if this species is present in any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, natural history and threats to this little known bat.

Citation: Fahr. J. 2008. Kerivoula cuprosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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