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Otomops secundus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Otomops secundus
Species Authority: Hayman, 1952
Common Name(s):
English Mantled Free-tailed Bat, Mantled Mastiff Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bonaccorso, F. & Reardon, T.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status, and ecological requirements.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded from three locations: Tapu, on the Upper Ramu River Plateau, Madang Province; Kimi Creek Camp, Eastern Highlands Province; and Hohola, Port Moresby (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). It has been recorded from sea level to 1,980 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from six museum specimens collected at three localities.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded flying above the mid-montane forest canopy, and over open habitats including urban areas (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). Roosting habits of this species are unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: As it may be distributed more widely than is currently known, additional field surveys are needed to determine the full range of this species.

Citation: Bonaccorso, F. & Reardon, T. 2008. Otomops secundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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