|Scientific Name:||Nycteris tragata|
|Species Authority:||(K. Andersen, 1912)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is often considered to be a subspecies of N. javanica (Corbet and Hill 1992). However it is recognised as a distinct species by Simmons (2005), also see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1955) and Van Cakenberghe and De Vree (1993).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Kingston, T. & Meijaard, E.|
|Reviewer/s:||Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Near Threatened, although it is widespread, there is significant deforestation occurring at a rapid rate throughout its range. It seems to be a naturally uncommon species, and its preference for primary forest means it is particularly susceptible to loss of its habitat. Its populations are likely to decline by close to 30% over the next 15 years due to habitat loss making it close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion A3.
|Range Description:||This species' distribution includes Myanmar, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (Indonesia) and throughout Borneo (Simmons 2005).The type locality for this species is Bidi caves, Sarawak, Borneo Malaysia.|
Native:Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand
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|Population:||This species is uncommon.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It has been collected from primary Dipterocarp forest and peat swamp forest (I. Maryanto pers. comm.). It roosts in small groups in fallen tree hollows and similar man-made hollows such as culverts as well as crevices of large boulders and in limestone caves.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat for this species is habitat loss due to deforestation for logging, plantations, agriculture, as well forest fire.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species range includes several protected areas.|
Corbet, G. B. and Hill, J. E. 1992. Mammals of the Indo-Malayan Region: A Systematic Review. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Ellerman, J. R. and Morrison-Scott, T. C. S. 1955. Supplement to Chasen (1940) A handlist of Malaysian mammals, containing a generic synonomy and a complete index. British Museum (Natural History), London, UK.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Simmons, N. B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Van Cakenberghe, V. and De Vree, F. 1993. The systematic status of southeast Asian Nycteris (Chiroptera: Nycteridae). Mammalia 57(2): 227-244.
|Citation:||Kingston, T. & Meijaard, E. 2008. Nycteris tragata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 May 2013.|
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