Murina aenea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Murina aenea Hill, 1964
Common Name(s):
English Bronze Tube-nosed Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c+3c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Kingston, T., Francis, C., Csorba, G. & Bumrungsri, S.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because of an estimated population reduction of at least 30% in the past 15 years (approximately since 1990) due to loss of habitat. This species appears to be dependent on lowland forest and deforestation is an ongoing threat, and this rate of decline is predicted to continue for the next 15 years.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:There are records of this species from the Malay Peninsula, three localities in Sabah, Borneo (Payne et al. 1985), and two from Thailand (Bumringsri, et al., 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:This species is locally rare and occurs at low densities.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been caught in lowland dipterocarp forest and hill forest (Payne et al. 1985). It is found mostly in primary forest. This bat roosts in foliage, not caves. Nothing is known about roost size, but roosts are likely to be small.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this species are logging, agriculture, plantations and forest fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been reported from some protected areas, including Krau Wildlife Reserve (Kingston et al. 2003). It has also been recorded from Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary and Ton Nga-chang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand (Bumringsri, et al., 2006).

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Kingston, T., Francis, C., Csorba, G. & Bumrungsri, S. 2008. Murina aenea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T13936A4366971. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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