Plecotus christii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Plecotus christii
Species Authority: Gray, 1838
Plecotus christiei Gray, 1838 [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Aulagnier, S. & Benda, P.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Probably a small population, suitable habitat might be fragmented, but needs more research to be properly assessed.
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from a few localities in NE Africa, including eastern Libya (S. Aulagnier pers. comm. 2007), Egypt including Sinai and Sudan. A specimen from Eritrea may belong to this species or to P. balensis (Kruskop and Lavrenchenko 2000).
Egypt (Sinai); Libya; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: Probably very small population, only scattered and isolated records.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Roosts in remote buildings outside urban areas and crevices in rocks, caves and mines. Found in mesic habitats along the Nile River and in open arid habitats around oases in the desert (is not found in cultivated habitats).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Affected by human disturbance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None in place. Further research on population is needed in order to make an assessment.

Citation: Aulagnier, S. & Benda, P. 2008. Plecotus christii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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