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Pteropus lombocensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PTEROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Pteropus lombocensis
Species Authority: Dobson, 1878
Common Name(s):
English Lombok Flying Fox
Spanish Zorro Volador De Lombok

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K. & Salas, L.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as there is insufficient information about the species' population, habitat and ecology, threats and the impact of hunting to make an assessment.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Flores, Lomblen, Pantar, Alor and Timor Islands in Indonesia, and East Timor.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Timor-Leste
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population size but it is thought to be not very common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It has been collected from a mango plantation (D. Maharadatunkamsi pers. comm.). Its preferred habitat is most likely lowland tropical forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be threatened by hunting, but more information is needed. Deforestation is occurring within the species' range but it is unknown if it is able to adapt to any habitat modification.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES. This species occurs in a few protected areas. More research is needed to determine the population status, habitat and ecology, level of utilization and threats to this species.


Citation: Helgen, K. & Salas, L. 2008. Pteropus lombocensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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