Kerivoula lanosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kerivoula lanosa
Species Authority: (A. Smith, 1847)
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Woolly Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Kerivoula lanosa is believed to comprise a complex of several taxa. Animals in West Africa may be the distinct species K. muscello.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Taylor, P.J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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.
2004 Least Concern

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.
Botswana; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Nigeria; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: There appears to be little information available on the population abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

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: Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Taylor, P.J. 2008. Kerivoula lanosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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