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Hipposideros grandis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Scientific Name: Hipposideros grandis
Species Authority: G.M. Allen, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Grand Leaf-nosed Bat, Grand Roundleaf Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This bat is a member of the larvatus species group, and previously was thought to be conspecific with larvatus. The taxonomic status of this species requires clarification, there has not been sufficient definition of the species and its distributional limits are unknown.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bates, P., Bumrungsri, S., Francis, C. & Csorba, G.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as the taxonomic status of this species requires clarification, there has not been sufficient definition of the species and its distributional limits are unknown.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Yunnan, China (Smith et al. 2008), extending to Myanmar (Akanti, Upper Chindwin), northern Thailand, and northern Viet Nam (Simmons 2005). It can be expected in northern Lao PDR, but this has not been confirmed. Although H. grandis is considered distinct from H. larvatus the geographical range is not clearly understood and it is impossible to draw a range separate from that of larvatus with any degree of confidence.
Countries:
Native:
China; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: As currently defined this is a common bat throughout much of its range (P. Bates and C. Francis pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known about habitat preferences that is unequivocally attributable to this species (Smith et al. 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats although the species may be affected by hunting in some parts of its range (C. Francis pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, and ecology of this species.

Citation: Bates, P., Bumrungsri, S., Francis, C. & Csorba, G. 2008. Hipposideros grandis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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