Murina leucogaster


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Murina leucogaster
Species Authority: Milne-Edwards, 1872
Common Name(s):
English Rufous Tube-nosed Bat, Greater Tube-nosed Bat
Murina leucogastra Thomas, 1899
Murina rubex Thomas, 1916

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Stubbe, M., Ariunbold, J., Buuveibaatar, V., Dorjderem, S., Monkhzul, Ts., Otgonbaatar, M., Tsogbadrakh, M., Francis, C., Bates, P. & Csorba, G.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Fairly wide distribution in Asia, but probably never abundant. The taxonomy of this species is very confused; it may be a species complex, more research is required. There is inadequate information on distribution, population size and trends, or the impact of threats. Assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Due to complex taxonomy distribution can not be accurately described. Currently accepted distribution includes NE India, Nepal, S China, W Thailand. Additionally, one specimen has been reported from Pu Mat, Viet Nam (Hendrickson et al., 2001). A specimen reported by McBee et al. (1986) from Thailand was mis-identified and represents a new species. Many of the specimens reported as this species may represent a separate species (G. Csorba pers. comm.).
Bhutan; China; India; Japan; Nepal; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available on this species at present.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Very little is known about the ecology of this species. It is found in forests. In China this species is known to roost in caves, in trees, and in houses. It forages in both forested and open areas (Smith and Xie in press).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No available data, although as logging activity increases, habitat loss may constitute a threat in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas. Due to natural rarity conservation measures required. Further research on all aspects of ecology and population trends is strongly recommended.

Citation: Stubbe, M., Ariunbold, J., Buuveibaatar, V., Dorjderem, S., Monkhzul, Ts., Otgonbaatar, M., Tsogbadrakh, M., Francis, C., Bates, P. & Csorba, G. 2008. Murina leucogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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