|Scientific Name:||Neopteryx frosti|
|Species Authority:||Hayman, 1946|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Hutson, A.M., Suyanto, A. & Helgen, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Endangered, because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², it is known from only two widely separated localities and intensive survey work has not recorded this species elsewhere, and both localities are within primary forest, which is declining rapidly on Sulawesi. The species is also present in bushmeat markets.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from two localities on Sulawesi, Indonesia at 225 and 1,000 m asl.|
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|Population:||This is a rare species, known from only 7 specimens (Bergmans and Rozendaal 1988; Bergmans 2001). Extensive mist-netting efforts have failed to find the species, although appropriate survey methods may not have been used (the only mist-netted specimens came from above the canopy).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits primary forest. Two specimens were mist-netted high over a river but there is no other information known.|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation due to logging and expanding agriculture is a major threat. Hunting of what appears to be a rare and restricted range species is also a threat, four of the seven known specimens are from markets.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species has been recorded from Dumoga-Bone National Park.|
Bergmans, W. 2001. Notes on distribution and taxonomy of Australasian bats. I. Pteropodinae and Nyctimeninae (Mammalia, Megachiroptera, Pteropodidae). Beaufortia 8(51): 119-152.
Bergmans, W. and Rozendaal, F. G. 1988. Notes on a collection of fruit bats from Sulawesi and some off-lying islands (Mammalia, Megachiroptera). Zoologische Verhandelingen 248: 1-14.
|Citation:||Hutson, A.M., Suyanto, A. & Helgen, K. 2008. Neopteryx frosti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2015.|
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