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Taphozous hilli

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA EMBALLONURIDAE

Scientific Name: Taphozous hilli
Species Authority: Kitchener, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Hill's Sheath-tailed Bat, Hill's Tomb Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): McKenzie, N. & Thomson, B.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because there is no evidence of a decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This widespread species is endemic to Australia where it is distributed in central and western arid areas.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species (Reardon and Kitchener 2008).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is present in arid areas and is uncommon in sandy desert. It roosts in crevices, caves, and disused mines (Reardon and Kitchener 2008; N. McKenzie pers. comm). Females 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 is known to occur in some protected areas.

Citation: McKenzie, N. & Thomson, B. 2008. Taphozous hilli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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