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Pipistrellus westralis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pipistrellus westralis
Species Authority: Koopman, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Northern Pipistrelle, Koopman's Pipistrelle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): McKenzie, N. & Hall, L.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution (although restricted habitat), presumed large population, and because it is not thought to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Australia, where it ranges along the northern coastline from Cape Bossut in Western Australia to Karumba in western Queensland. It is present on a number of islands (N. McKenzie pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species in suitable habitat, but its habitat is limited (McKenzie and Milne 2008).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is primarily associated with mangrove habitats but it is also encountered in adjacent thickets and in riverine forest (McKenzie and Milne 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in a number of protected areas including Kakadu and Keep River National Parks, and the Prince Regent Nature Reserve (McKenzie and Milne 2008).

Citation: McKenzie, N. & Hall, L. 2008. Pipistrellus westralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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