Nyctophilus heran


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nyctophilus heran
Species Authority: Kitchener, How & Maharadatunkamsi, 1991
Common Name(s):
English Sundan Long-eared Bat, Sunda Long-eared Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species is known only from the holotype. It is similar to N. geoffroyi and hence it may be related (Kitchener et al. 1991, Corbet and Hill 1992).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Kingston, T. & Francis, C.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as the species is known only from the holotype, and there is little known of the species' range, biology or population numbers or threats. There has been limited survey work for this species, so it is a priority for additional research, particularly as there has been forest loss within its range.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type specimen collected before 1991 in Indonesia; Lesser Sundas (Nusa Tenggara), Lembata Island (= Lomblen Island), Desa Hadakewa, Kampong Merdeka (08°22'S, 123°31'E).
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Congenerics typically are not water dependent, but are often found in dry savanna woodland below 1,000 m asl. It usually lives in small colonies.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, but habitat loss is likely to be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species possibly occurs in Hadewaia-Labelkang Game Reserve. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Kingston, T. & Francis, C. 2008. Nyctophilus heran. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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