Coelops robinsoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Hipposideridae

Scientific Name: Coelops robinsoni Bonhote, 1908
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:
Common Name(s):
English Malayan Tailless Leaf-nosed Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Coelops hirsutus was previously considered a subspecies of Coelops robinsoni (Corbet and Hill 1992), however, we follow L. Heaney (pers. comm. 2007) in considering it to be a distinct species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Heaney, L.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because of an ongoing population decline inferred from widescale deforestation within its range, estimated to be at least 30% over a 15 year period including the past and the future.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in inland Peninsular Malaysia and eastern Borneo.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There is very little information on its abundance. In Peninsular Malaysia this species has been captured at Kuala Lompat, Kuala Serloh, and Lubuk Baung (Kingston et al. 2006; Senawi 2004).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species roosts in caves and is found in primary and secondary forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is likely affected by deforestation in many parts of its range due to logging, expanding agriculture and plantations, and fire.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known to occur in the Krau Wildlife Reserve. Further studies are needed in to the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Heaney, L. 2008. Coelops robinsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5076A11112095. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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