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Pipistrellus angulatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pipistrellus angulatus
Species Authority: Peters, 1880
Common Name(s):
English New Guinea Pipistrelle, Angulate Pipistrelle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bonaccorso, F. & Leary, T.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is not believed to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This widespread species ranges from the island of Biak (Indonesia), through parts of the island of New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), the Bismark Archipelago, many islands of Milne Bay Province, and the island of Bougainville (all Papua New Guinea), to the Solomon Islands as far south as the island of Nendo (Flannery 1995a,b; Bonaccorso 1998). Its distribution on the island of New Guinea is poorly known. It has been recorded between sea level and 2,400 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago); Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species roosts in caves, buildings, and bamboo clumps. Unlike Pipistrellus papuanus, it does not roost in holes in coconut palms. The species forages in tall primary and secondary tropical moist forest, even in urban areas. On New Guinea, this species has been recorded emerging from their roost at dusk to forage on aerial insects. A maternity colony of 200 bats in a cave was active in June on the island of New Ireland in the Bismark Archipelago (Flannery 1995b; Bonaccorso 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumed to occur in some protected areas. Important roosting and foraging sites should be identified and protected.

Citation: Bonaccorso, F. & Leary, T. 2008. Pipistrellus angulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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