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Otomops formosus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Otomops formosus
Species Authority: Chasen, 1939
Common Name/s:
English Java Giant Mastiff Bat, Javan Mastiff Bat

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., Schlitter, D., Walston, J. & Kingston, T.
Reviewer/s: Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is considered Data Deficient as there is very little information on its range, population numbers or threats. There are only four specimens of this species, and it has not been recorded again since 1990.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)
1988 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type locality of this species is Tjibadak in western Java, Indonesia (Simmons 2005). The species is represented by four specimens collected in western Java (two in 1939 and two in 1990). This species could be more widespread than is currently known.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: There are no recent records and this species is very rarely found.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The original specimen may have been taken from a barbet or woodpecker in a rubber tree. It is probably a high-flier, and not too reliant on specific habitat types. The elevational range is thought to be around 400 m asl.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not recorded from any protected areas. Additional survey work is required to establish its range, population status, ecology and threats.
Citation: Hutson, A.M., Schlitter, D., Walston, J. & Kingston, T. 2008. Otomops formosus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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