Aethalops aequalis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Pteropodidae

Scientific Name: Aethalops aequalis
Species Authority: G.M. Allen, 1938
Common Name(s):
English Borneo Fruit Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Considered a subspecies of alecto by many authors, but Kitchener et al. (2000) elevated it to full species status, which could indicate that the Javan subspecies A. a ocypete and the Sumatran/Malayan subspecies A. a. alecto are also distinct species, especially as these are montane species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bates, P., Francis, C., Kingston, T. & Maryanto, I.
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 has a relatively wide range and is common in hill forests. However, it may be undergoing some localized declines in parts of its range, due mainly to habitat loss.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Borneo, in Sabah (Mt. Kinabalu 1,833 m), Sarawak (Malaysia), Brunei, and Kalimantan (Indonesia).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
Lower elevation limit (metres): 600
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Population [top]

Population: The species is believed to be quite common in highlands.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in montane primary forest above 600 m asl.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation as a result of agriculture, logging, fires, and plantations represents a major threats to this species mainly in lowland areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Kayan Mentarang National Park (Puri 1997; I. Maryanto pers. comm.), and several other protected areas in Kalimantan. Conservation of forests is needed for this species.

Citation: Bates, P., Francis, C., Kingston, T. & Maryanto, I. 2008. Aethalops aequalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136541A4307787. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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