Eptesicus platyops


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eptesicus platyops
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Lagos Serotine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D.
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
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known West African bat is known only from a few specimens. It is known from the type locality at Lagos in Nigeria, from specimens from the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) (although these specimens may not have originated on Bioko) and from an unspecified locality in Senegal. The Lagos and Senegal specimens were collected around 1900 (Happold 1987).
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Population [top]

Population: There is no good information on the population abundance or size of this bat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available on the natural history of this poorly known bat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Additional surveys are needed to try to locate and study a population of this species.

Citation: Schlitter, D. 2008. Eptesicus platyops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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