||K. Andersen, 1905
||Beddome's Horseshoe Bat, Lesser Woolly Horseshoe Bat
Rhinolophus luctus Andersen, 1905 ssp. beddomei
Rhinolophus luctus Andersen, 1918 ssp. sobrinus
||This species belongs to trifoliatus species group. The taxon sobrinus Andersen, 1918 was included under Rhinolophus luctus Temminck, 1835 (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott 1951, Corbet and Hill 1992, Koopman 1993). Here Rhinolophus beddomei Andersen, 1905 is treated as a distinct species (Topál and Csorba 1992, Bates and Harrison 1997, Simmons 2005).
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Srinivasulu, C. & Molur, S.
||Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because, it is widely distributed and although its habitat is under some threat, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2004 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2000 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to South Asia. It is presently known from India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra) and Sri Lanka (Central, North Central, Southern and Western provinces) in South Asia (Molur et al. 2002). It has been recorded from sea level to an elevation of around 800 m asl. The extent of occurrence is greater than 20,000 km² and the area of occupancy is greater than 2,000 km² (Molur et al. 2002).|
India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra); Sri Lanka
|♦ Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||>2,000|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||800|
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