Saccolaimus peli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Emballonuridae

Scientific Name: Saccolaimus peli (Temminck, 1853)
Common Name(s):
English Pel's Pouched Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A., Fahr, J., Hutson, A.M., Mickleburgh, S. & Bergmans, W.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
This bat is 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pel's Pouched Bat ranges widely through the equatorial forest belt of west and central Africa. In the Upper Guinea region it occurs in Liberia, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Its main range extends from southwestern Nigeria to western Uganda, with isolated records from western Kenya and eastern Angola.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Nigeria; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population:Pel's Pouched Bat occurs in low densities across its wide range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species lives in forest clearings in the rainforest zone but not in the forest interior. It flies very high, and is insectivorous, nocturnal and crepuscular. It roosts in hollow trees and cavities of large trees, either singly or in groups up to five animals (Happold 1987). Its response to habitat fragmentation is unknown.
Generation Length (years):2.16

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Selective logging of large trees with cavities results in substantial roost destruction. Parts of Pel's Pouched Bat's range is fragmented by agricultural activities, but as it lives in clearings, it is not known whether or not this is having a significant negative impact on the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in several protected areas. Research is needed to determine the effects of habitat fragmentation on the species.

Citation: Monadjem, A., Fahr, J., Hutson, A.M., Mickleburgh, S. & Bergmans, W. 2017. Saccolaimus peli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T19801A22004557. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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