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Rhinolophus convexus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA RHINOLOPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhinolophus convexus
Species Authority: Csorba, 1997
Common Name(s):
English Convex Horseshoe Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bates, P., Bumrungsri, S., Francis, C. & Csorba, G.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as there is very little information available on habitat, population and distribution for this species, and it is still known only from three or four specimens. Further surveys are required in order to confirm the validity of the additional population discovered in Lao PDR.
History:
2000 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is recorded from Malaysia (Pahang State, Cameron Highlands, Tana Rata, Gunung Jasar at 4º28'N and 101º'22'E) and from Lao PDR.
Countries:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from three to four specimens from two localities (G. Csorba pers. comm.). There is no information known about population status and trends.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was found in upper montane forest in Malaysia at 1,600 m asl (G. Csorba pers. comm.). The Lao PDR specimen was collected in front of a cave.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species' known range in Lao PDR is outside of any protected area (G. Csorba pers. comm.). Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Bates, P., Bumrungsri, S., Francis, C. & Csorba, G. 2008. Rhinolophus convexus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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