Hipposideros doriae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hipposideros doriae
Species Authority: (Peters, 1871)
Common Name(s):
English Bornean Leaf-nosed Bat, Borneo Roundleaf Bat
Hipposideros sabanus Thomas, 1898
Taxonomic Notes: Includes sabanus as a synonym (Hill 1963, Benda 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bates, P., Francis, C., Kingston, T., Gumal, M. & Walston, J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened as this is a rare bat occurring at low densities in good forest and is not known from disturbed areas. Based on the rate of projected forest loss in Sumatra, Malaysia and southern Borneo the population has declined and continues to decline at a rate which would be close to meeting the criteria for Vulnerable under criterion A.
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species occurs in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra. It is recorded from Sabah (Yasuma and Andau 2000), and was recently found in the Crocker Range, Sabah (E. Meijaard pers. comm.). All known specimens are from Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, but it is probably widespread across the island.
Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from only a few locations, the species appears to be widespread but occurs at very low densities.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs at low densities in primary forest and is not known from disturbed areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations have declined with ongoing forest loss due to logging, agriculture, plantations and fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in some protected areas within its range.

Bibliography [top]

Benda, P. 2000. Record of Hipposideros doriae (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Sabah (east Malaysia) and remarks to species status. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 64(2): 143-152.

Hill, J. E. 1963. A revision of the genus Hipposideros. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology Series 11: 1-129.

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

Yasuma, S. and Andau, M. 2000. Mammals of Sabah. Part-2. Habitat and ecology. Japan International Cooperation Agency and Sabah Wildlife Deparment, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Citation: Bates, P., Francis, C., Kingston, T., Gumal, M. & Walston, J. 2008. Hipposideros doriae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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