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Tadarida niveiventer

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Tadarida niveiventer
Species Authority: (Cabrera & Ruxton, 1926)
Common Name(s):
English White-bellied Free-tailed Bat
Synonym(s):
Mops angolensis Cabrera & Ruxton, 1926 subspecies niveiventer
Mops chitauensis Hill, 1937
Mops niveiventer Cabrera & Ruxton, 1926
Taxonomic Notes: Koopman (1993) suggested that T. niveiventer is possibly a subspecies of demonstrator, however, it is currently considered a distinct species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Cotterill, F.P.D
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in Central Africa and parts of Southern Africa. It has been recorded from eastern Angola, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, northern Zambia, Rwanda, northern Mozambique and possibly from Malawi. Previous records from Madagascar and Botswana are now considered to be erroneous (Simmons 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Mozambique; Rwanda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: This is a locally common species that can be found in large colonies of up to hundreds of individuals within buildings, but is more often present in smaller numbers.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with mature Miombo woodland. Roosting takes place in hollow trees and buildings.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is locally threatened in parts of its range, often through general deforestation and the conversion of suitable habitat by shifting agricultural practices.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution and systematics of this species.

Citation: Cotterill, F.P.D 2008. Tadarida niveiventer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2014.
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