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Kerivoula eriophora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Kerivoula eriophora
Species Authority: (Heuglin, 1877)
Common Name(s):
English Ethiopian Woolly Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon may be conspecific with Kerivoula lanosa or K. africana (Hayman and Hill 1971, Simmons 2005).

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 Data Deficient
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known species has only been recorded at the type locality of 'between Semian and Wogara, Belegaz Valley, Ethiopia'.
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available on the natural history of this poorly known bat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further research is needed into the systematic status, distribution, natural history and possible threats to this species.

Citation: Fahr. J. 2008. Kerivoula eriophora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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