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Rhinolophus keyensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Rhinolophidae

Scientific Name: Rhinolophus keyensis
Species Authority: Andersen, 1905
Common Name(s):
English Kai Horseshoe Bat, Insular Horseshoe Bat
Rhinolophus simplex

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bates, P. & Csorba, G.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status, ecological requirements, and threats. The current population status of this species is unknown, yet there are large scale habitat changes occurring in its known range, which could lead to population declines.
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 1996 – Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This insular species has been recorded on the Indonesian islands of Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Wetar, Ambon, Batjan, Goreng, Ternate, Bacan, Manawoka, and the Kai Islands. It has also been recorded from the island of Timor (Timor-Leste and Indonesia).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Timor-Leste
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:The population abundance is not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Presumably this is a cave roosting species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. There have been large-scale habitat changes within its range, the impact of these on the species has not been recorded.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Protection of important roosting sites and foraging areas is needed. Further studies are needed into the taxonomic status, distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.

Citation: Bates, P. & Csorba, G. 2008. Rhinolophus keyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19577A8981484. . Downloaded on 28 July 2016.
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