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Kerivoula flora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Kerivoula flora
Species Authority: Thomas, 1914
Common Name/s:
English Flores Woolly Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species is currently distinguished from K. hardwickii by size and is probably a complex of several species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c+3c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Francis, C., Hutson, A.M. & Kingston, T.
Reviewer/s: Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable as this species appears to be primary forest dependent and based on the current loss of primary forest in the Lesser Sundas, it has likely undergone a 30% population decline over the last ten years and deforestation is continuing, hence this decline is predicted to continue for at least the next ten years. Taxonomic revision of this species complex is needed. This assessment is based on lesser Sunda populations since specimens from mainland southeast Asia are likely to be a distinct species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The current distribution of this species appears to be very disjunct; being found in Borneo, Lesser Sundas, Bali, Sumbawa and Sumba in Indonesia (Corbet and Hill 1992), and possibly in Kon Kha Kinh and Pu Mat, Viet Nam (Hendrichsen et al. 2001). However, the specimens from mainland Southeast Asia may be a distinct, unrecognized species. Many of these records could also be K. hardwicki. This species is not found in Thailand (S. Bumrungsri pers. comm.). The type locality for this species is south Flores, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is.); Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: The population information is probably confused due to misidentifications. If this species is like K. hardwickii, with which it is probably being confused, then it is probably not uncommon. However, it is also known to be locally common (G. Csorba pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in primary forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation due to logging and agriculture is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in protected areas throughout its range. Taxonomic review is required to determine species and range limits.
Citation: Francis, C., Hutson, A.M. & Kingston, T. 2008. Kerivoula flora. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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