Pipistrellus rusticus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Pipistrellus rusticus (Tomes, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Rusty Bat, Rusty Pipistrelle, Rusty Pipistrelle Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A., Taylor, P.J., Jacobs, D. & Cotterill, F.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been widely, but patchily, recorded throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. It is distributed from Senegal and The Gambia in the west, with easternmost records from Ethiopia close to the Somalia border area. It is found as far south as northern South Africa and central Namibia. Other than records from southern Chad and northern Central African Republic, the species has not been recorded in Central Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Senegal; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:This species is locally common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded from savanna woodland, and both dry and moist savanna habitats. Animals have been reported roosting in tree crevices, under bark and in old buildings (Skinner and Chimimba 2005).
Generation Length (years):5.16

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from Mole National Park in Ghana (Grubb et al. 1998). No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.

Citation: Monadjem, A., Taylor, P.J., Jacobs, D. & Cotterill, F. 2017. Pipistrellus rusticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T17362A22124708. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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