Pipistrellus crassulus 

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Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Pipistrellus crassulus Thomas, 1904
Common Name(s):
English Broad-headed Pipistrelle
Hypsugo bellieri (De Vree, 1972)
Hypsugo crassulus (Thomas, 1904)
Taxonomic Notes: The West African population distributed in Guinea, Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire forms the subspecies P. c. bellieri, which may be valid at the species level.

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.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
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:This widespread African bat has been recorded from Guinea, Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire in the west, from Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, northern Angola, southern Sudan, Uganda and western Kenya (Kakamega Forest).
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; South Sudan; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population:This species has rarely been recorded.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been recorded from both montane and lowland tropical moist forest, and from lowland tropical dry forest.
Generation Length (years):5.16

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place, and it is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution and natural history of this species.

Citation: Monadjem, A. & Fahr, J. 2017. Pipistrellus crassulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T44853A22072238. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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