|Scientific Name:||Rhinolophus keyensis Andersen, 1905|
Kitchener et al. (1995) listed R. keyensis as conspecific with R. simplex Andersen, 1905; however, by priority in this case the valid name for the species is keyensis. Csorba et al. (2003) treated R. keyensis and R. simplex as synonyms of R. megaphyllus, but herewith we follow Simmons (2005) who considers R. keyensis as distinct species.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Csorba, G. & Bates, P.J.J.|
Kai Horseshoe Bat is assessed 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.
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|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 (Flannery 1995). It has also been recorded from the island of Timor (Timor-Leste and Indonesia).|
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|Population:||The population abundance is not known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Presumably this is a cave roosting species.|
|Generation Length (years):||8|
There have been large-scale habitat changes within its range, but the impact of these on the species has not been recorded.
|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 necessary into the taxonomic status, distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.|
|Citation:||Csorba, G. & Bates, P.J.J. 2016. Rhinolophus keyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19577A21992519.Downloaded on 13 December 2017.|
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