Neoromicia brunnea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Neoromicia brunnea (Thomas, 1880)
Common Name(s):
English Dark-brown Serotine, Brown Pipistrelle Bat, Dark-brown Pipistrelle Bat
French Sérotine brune d'Afrique
Eptesicus brunneus (Thomas, 1880)
Neoromicia brunneus (Thomas, 1880) [orth. error]
Pipistrellus brunneus (Thomas, 1880)
Vesperugo brunneus Thomas, 1880
Taxonomic Source(s): ACR. 2014. African Chiroptera Report 2014. African Bats, Pretoria. Available from

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Fahr. J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened because this species is probably in significant decline (but at a rate of less than, but close, to 30% over a ten year period) because of widespread habitat loss through much of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable A4c.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from a few widespread localities in West and Central Africa. It ranges from Sierra Leone in the west, to Congo in the east. The distribution is believed to be patchy, as surveys have generally been unable to locate this species outside of its known range.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Congo; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko); Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population:Little information is available on the population abundance or size of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with moist tropical lowland rainforest and possibly from tropical dry forest. Roosts are unknown, although Sanderson (1940) suggested that they roost in the roofs of disused houses and under the earthy banks of streams.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by deforestation resulting from logging operations, and the conversion of its habitat to agricultural use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no conservation measures in place for this species. There is a need to establish and manage suitable protected areas for this species.

Citation: Fahr. J. 2008. Neoromicia brunnea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T44917A10959789. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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