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Epomophorus minimus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PTEROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Epomophorus minimus
Species Authority: Claessen & Vree, 1991
Common Name(s):
English East African Epauletted Fruit Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included within Epomophorus minor (see Bergman 1988, Claessen and Vree 1991).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This East African species is present in Uganda, northern Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Animals have been recorded from dry and arid savanna habitats. It is possible that this species has a specialised diet to persist in its arid habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. It is locally threatened in parts of its range by deforestation of its habitat for timber and firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. 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 minimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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