Vespadelus finlaysoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Vespadelus finlaysoni (Kitchener, Jones & Caputi, 1987)
Common Name(s):
English Finlayson's Cave Bat
Eptesicus finlaysoni Kitchener, Jones & Caputi, 1987

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): McKenzie, N. & Reardon, T.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, large population, and because it is not believed to be declining.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread across much of Australia.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species (Reardon et al. 2008).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits a variety of habitat types, being found from deserts through to tropical moist areas in the north (Reardon et al. 2008). It is generally located close to rocky areas with caves, cracks, and crevices in which the species roosts. It also roosts in abandoned mines. Females may breed twice a year and give birth to a single young, althought about a fifth of births are of twins (Reardon et al. 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: McKenzie, N. & Reardon, T. 2008. Vespadelus finlaysoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T7924A12870937. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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