Neopteryx frosti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Neopteryx frosti
Species Authority: Hayman, 1946
Common Name(s):
English Small-toothed Fruit Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Suyanto, A. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered, because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², it is known from only two widely separated localities and intensive survey work has not recorded this species elsewhere, and both localities are within primary forest, which is declining rapidly on Sulawesi. The species is also present in bushmeat markets.
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities on Sulawesi, Indonesia at 225 and 1,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species, known from only 7 specimens (Bergmans and Rozendaal 1988; Bergmans 2001). Extensive mist-netting efforts have failed to find the species, although appropriate survey methods may not have been used (the only mist-netted specimens came from above the canopy).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits primary forest. Two specimens were mist-netted high over a river but there is no other information known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation due to logging and expanding agriculture is a major threat. Hunting of what appears to be a rare and restricted range species is also a threat, four of the seven known specimens are from markets.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from Dumoga-Bone National Park.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Suyanto, A. & Helgen, K. 2008. Neopteryx frosti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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