Kerivoula papillosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kerivoula papillosa
Species Authority: (Temminck, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Papillose Woolly Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species does not include K. lenis (Simmons 2005), although some specimens referred to this species may represent lenis, which appears to be broadly sympatric with papillosa (Vanitharani et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): 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)
Listed as Least Concern as the species is widespread, and relatively common, there are no known major threats, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Buton in Indonesia, and northern Borneo.
Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak); Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: This species is thought to be reasonably common throughout its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On Buton and Malaysia, this species roosts in groups of 1-14 individuals in small tree hollows in lowland mixed-deciduous dipterocarp forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threat to this species, although deforestation is occurring through many parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in some protected areas throughout its range including, Gunung Halimun National Park on Java, Danau Sentarum National Park in West Kalimantan (Jeanes and Meijaard 2000), and Gunung Palung National Park (Blundell 1996). Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance and ecology of this species.

Citation: Hutson, A.M. & Kingston, T. 2008. Kerivoula papillosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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