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Taphozous georgianus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA EMBALLONURIDAE

Scientific Name: Taphozous georgianus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Common Sheath-tailed Bat, Sharp-nosed Tomb Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Reardon, T. & McKenzie, N.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to northern and western Australia. It is present on a number of offshore islands. Recent genetic analyses suggest that the distribution of this species is confined to west of around Mount Isa, west Queensland, and that the populations to the east are Taphozous troughtoni (T. Reardon pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species (Jolly et al. 2008).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in a variety of habitats where there are rocky areas. It roosts in crevices, caves, and similar habitats. In general it is found roosting as solitary individuals or in small groups, however, colonies of up to 100 animals have been recorded (Jolly et al. 2008). Females generally give birth to a single young.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in a number of protected areas. Further taxonomic work is needed for final clarification about its distribution (T. Reardon pers. comm.).

Citation: Reardon, T. & McKenzie, N. 2008. Taphozous georgianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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