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Kerivoula muscina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Kerivoula muscina
Species Authority: Tate, 1941
Common Name(s):
English Fly River Woolly Bat, Fly River Trumpet-eared Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hamilton, S. & Bonaccorso, F.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, suitable survey methods have not been used within its range. It appears to be tolerant of a broad range of habitats across a wide range, and is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Papua New Guinea where it has been recorded from a number of widely distributed sites. It is also probably present in Papua Province, Indonesia although this requires confirmation. It ranges from sea level to 1,600 m asl, but is probably predominantly a lowland species.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from relatively few specimens collected from less than 10 sites.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in both primary tropical moist forest and disturbed habitats. Animals roost in hollow tree limbs as solitary individuals or in small groups (Bonaccorso 1998). It forages for insects at a low level in the forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, but habitat destruction in the lowlands is presumably a problem. As they are found as solitary individuals or in small colonies, they are unlikely to be as threatened as species that roost together in large numbers.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Varirata National Park, Central Province (Flannery 1995). Further surveys with harp traps are needed to determine the full range of this species.

Citation: Hamilton, S. & Bonaccorso, F. 2008. Kerivoula muscina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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