Kerivoula lanosa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Kerivoula lanosa (A. Smith, 1847)
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Woolly Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Kerivoula lanosa is believed to comprise a complex of several taxa.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A., Taylor, P.J., Jacobs, D. & Cotterill, F.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This bat is widely recorded across sub-Saharan Africa, from Liberia and Guinea in the west, to Ethiopia and Kenya in the east, and ranging as far south as southern South Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burundi; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:There appears to be little information available on the population abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded from a variety of habitats, ranging from lowland tropical moist forest, to dry woodland, and both dry and moist savanna. Animals have often been encountered roosting in abandoned bird nests (Roberts 1951; Taylor 1998).
Generation Length (years):5

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed to better understand the taxonomic status of Kerivoula lanosa.

Citation: Monadjem, A., Taylor, P.J., Jacobs, D. & Cotterill, F. 2017. Kerivoula lanosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T10977A22021700. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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