Epomophorus grandis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Epomophorus grandis
Species Authority: (Sanborn, 1950)
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Angolan Epauletted Fruit Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M. & Bergmans, W.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
2004 Data Deficient
2000 Data Deficient
1996 Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Endangered
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known African bat has only been recorded at the type locality of Dundo in northeast Angola, and from Pointe Noire on the coast of Congo (Bergmans 1988).
Angola (Angola); Congo
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Population [top]

Population: It is only known from a few specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Although the natural history of this species is poorly known, it seems to be primarily a savanna species that may range into tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. There is deforestation taking place in parts of the species range, however, it is not known how adaptable this species is to habitat modification.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. The area where it occurs has been inaccessible for many years, further studies are needed into the distribution, natural history and possible threats to this species.

Citation: Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M. & Bergmans, W. 2008. Epomophorus grandis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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