Rhinolophus bocharicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Rhinolophidae

Scientific Name: Rhinolophus bocharicus 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distributed in Middle Asia from S Turkmenistan to N Afghanistan.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

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 2008: e.T19526A8953562. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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