|Scientific Name:||Taphozous troughtoni|
|Species Authority:||Tate, 1952|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Reardon, T. & Thomson, B.|
|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, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||Troughton's Sheath-tailed Bat was previously thought to have a very restricted distribution. Recent genetic analyses suggest that this species extends from the area around Mount Isa to the south and east in Queensland, Australia; these populations were previously thought to be Taphozous georgianus (T. Reardon pers. comm.).|
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|Population:||This species is fairly widespread and not uncommon (T. Reardon and B. Thomson pers. comm.).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It roosts in caves, abandoned mines, crevices, and rocky escarpments within a wide range of habitats.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||A Recovery Plan for this species has been developed (Thomson et al. 2001). The species is known to be present in a number of protected areas. Further taxonomic work is needed for final clarification about its distribution (T. Reardon pers. comm.).|
Thomson, B., Pavey, C. and Reardon, T. 2001. Recovery plan for cave-dwelling bats, Rhinolophus philippinensis, Hipposideros semoni and Taphozous troughtoni 2001-2005. Department of Environment Australia, Canberra, Australia.
|Citation:||Reardon, T. & Thomson, B. 2008. Taphozous troughtoni. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.|
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