Rhinolophus bocharicus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Rhinolophus bocharicus
Species Authority: Kastschenko & Akimov, 1917
Common Name(s):
English Bokhara Horseshoe Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Benda, P., Aulagnier, S., Hutson, A.M. & Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
A reasonably widespread species, believed to be stable. Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in Middle Asia from S Turkmenistan to N Afghanistan.
Afghanistan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: There are no data on population size.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Distributed in desertified mountain foothills. Inhabits caves and deserted mine galleries. Females during pregnancy and lactation period form colonies separate from males. Usually those colonies reach several hundreds in number, rarely small groups. Delivery occurs in June-beginning of July. After young are able to fly and feed independently, males move to form mixed colonies. Those mixed colonies are often common roosts with Myotis emarginatus, sometimes with Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, and/or Myotis blythi. Mating occurs after lactation period or during winter. The species hibernates in deep caves. Preys at dusk, flying low above the ground, feed mainly on butterflies, sometimes on beatles andother insects.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and artificial cave modification are threats, but are not thought to pose a major risk to the species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures applied to the species.

Citation: Benda, P., Aulagnier, S., Hutson, A.M. & Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Rhinolophus bocharicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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