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Tadarida trevori

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Tadarida trevori
Species Authority: (J.A. Allen, 1917)
Common Name(s):
English Trevor's Free-tailed Bat
Synonym(s):
Mops trevori J.A. Allen, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Simmons (2005) records that this species was formerly included in Tadarida niangarae; with specimens reported as T. congica from Ghana and Nigeria actually represent T. trevori (J. Fahr pers. comm.)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Fahr, J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a very wide area, there are only very few records, and very little is known about its status, threats and habitat requirements.
History:
2004 Vulnerable
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been patchily recorded in parts of West and Central Africa. In West Africa It has been recorded from Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Comoe in Ghana, and Agege in Nigeria; in Central Africa it has been recorded from the Central African Republic, parts of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Uganda.
Countries:
Native:
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Nigeria; South Sudan; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: Little is known about the abundance of this apparently rare species, but it is presumed that colony size is likely to be small.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded from lowland forest, and may be a forest-savanna mosaic specialist. In Nigeria, they have been observed flying over a fish pond close to tropical moist forest (Happold 1987). Colonies roost inside hollow trees (Lang and Chapin 1917; Jeffrey 1975).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is generally threatened by habitat loss, resulting from the conversion of land to agricultural use, and the extraction of firewood and timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place, however, it has been recorded from some protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, natural history and threats to this little-known bat.

Citation: Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Fahr, J. 2008. Tadarida trevori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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