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Rhinolophus subbadius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA RHINOLOPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhinolophus subbadius
Species Authority: Blyth, 1844
Common Name/s:
English Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat
Synonym/s:
Rhinolophus garoensis Dobson, 1872
Rhinolophus subbadius Hodgson, 1841 [nomen nudum]
Taxonomic Notes: This species belongs to pusillus species group. Bates and Harrison (1997) opine that the holotype of this taxon is missing and the forms representing garoensis Dobson, 1872 correspond to that of Rhinolophus pusillus Temminck, 1834. The taxonomic status needs to be re-evaluated. (Srinivasulu et al. in press).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Csorba, G., Bates, P., Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C.
Reviewer/s: Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is largely endemic to South Asia, although there are records from Myanmar and China. In South Asia, this species is presently known from Bangladesh (Sylhet Division) (Khan 2001, Sarker and Sarker 2005), India (Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya) and Nepal (Central and Western Nepal) (Molur et al. 2002). In China, it is known only from a single record in Mengzi County, Yunnan (Smith and Xie 2008). In Myanmar, it has only been recorded from the Nam Tamay Valley. It has been recorded at 1,231 m asl in South Asia (Molur et al. 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; China; India; Myanmar; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: A declining trend in its population is being observed in the Himalayas (T.K. Shreshta pers. comm., Molur et al. 2002).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Little is known about the habitat or ecology of this species except that it is encountered in dense forests among bamboo clumps (Molur et al. 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In South Asia, this species is threatened by deforestation, generally resulting from logging operations and the conversion of land to agricultural purposes and mining operations (T.K. Shreshta pers. comm. January 2002, Molur et al. 2002).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. The species has not been recorded from any protected areas. Taxonomy, ecology, population studies, habitat management are the primary recommendations for this species (Molur et al. 2002).
Citation: Csorba, G., Bates, P., Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C. 2008. Rhinolophus subbadius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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