Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Plecotus sacrimontis
Species Authority: G.M. Allen, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon was elevated from a subspecies of P. auritus to species status by Spitzenberger et al. (2006).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Maeda, K. & Sano, A.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread, adaptable and there are no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Hokkaido and Honshu (but not Chugoku District), Shikoku (Abe, et al., 2005), and Rebun and Rishiri in Japan, and Iturup and Kunashir in the Kuril Islands of Russia. It has been recorded between 700 and 1,700 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku); Russian Federation (Kuril Is.)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 700
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1700
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: They roost in tree holes in large trees in forests during the day and forage at night. They also roost in caves and houses.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this adaptable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are some protected areas within its range.

Citation: Maeda, K. & Sano, A. 2008. Plecotus sacrimontis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136664A4324871. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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