|Scientific Name:||Pipistrellus rueppellii|
|Species Authority:||(Fischer, 1829)|
Pipistrellus rueppelli (Fischer, 1829) [orth. error]
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D., Taylor, P.J., Aulagnier, S. & Palmeirim, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
A widespread species with no known major threats, hence is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Recorded throughout Africa, with scattered records from southwest Asia. North African records include a disjunct distribution being recorded from a small part of eastern Morocco into western Algeria, Tunisia, a single record from eastern Libya (on the border with Egypt; Benda et al. 2004) and then in a broad strip in Egypt including all of the Nile River valley and delta and extending to the Red Sea (but not in the south) and the westernmost part of the Sinai. West African records are from the Senegal coast and the Senegal/Mauritania border. The largest contiguous range consists of a strip stretching from northern Sudan down to northern Zimbabwe, which at its widest point ranges from western Zambia to western Mozambique. Occurs up to 1,100 m in Morocco.|
Native:Algeria; Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Egypt (Sinai); Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Iraq; Israel; Kenya; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mali; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||Unknown, because it is primarily known only from mist net captures.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found in semi-desert and desert. Roosts under rocks and in buildings.|
|Major Threat(s):||Use of pesticides against locusts is a threat.|
No specific measures are known.
A study on the impacts of pesticides is required, especially ways in which the impact might be minimised.
|Citation:||Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D., Taylor, P.J., Aulagnier, S. & Palmeirim, J. 2008. Pipistrellus rueppellii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 December 2013.|
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