Nycteris madagascariensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nycteris madagascariensis
Species Authority: G. Grandidier, 1937
Common Name(s):
English Madagascar Slit-faced Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon was recognized as a full species by Peterson et al. (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, T., Racey, P.A. & Ravino, J.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient, as it is only known from two specimens from 1910 in the Irodo River Valley and has not been recorded since. Further extensive surveys are needed for this species, as well as knowledge on its distribution, biology, ecology, and any threats affecting it.
2000 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two specimens caught in northern Madagascar near Analamera in the Irodo River Valley in 1910 (Petersen et al. 1995) and has not be found in recent surveys of northern and western Madagascar (Goodman et al. 2005; Robinson et al. 2006).
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from two specimens and has not been recorded since 1910. There was a team in 2003 that surveyed this area, but did not find this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is nothing known about the natural history of this species.
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. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Bibliography [top]

Goodman, S. M., Andriafidison, D., Andrianaivoarivelo, R., Cardiff, S. G., Ifticene, E., Jenkins, R. K. B., Kofoky, A., Mbohoahy, T., Rakotondravony, D., Ranivo, J., Ratrimomanarivo, F., Razafimanahaka, J. and Racey, P. A. 2005. The distribution and conservation of bats in the dry regions of Madagascar. Animal Conservation 8: 153-165.

Peterson, R. L.; Eger, J. L. and Mitchell, L. 1995. Faune de Madagascar. Chiropteres. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

Robinson, J. E., D'Cruze, N. C., Dawson, J. S. and Green, K. E. 2006. Bat survey in Montagne de Francais, Antsiranana, northern Madagascar (6 April - 14 December 2005). African Bat Conservation News 9: 8-12.

Citation: Hutson, T., Racey, P.A. & Ravino, J. 2008. Nycteris madagascariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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