|Scientific Name:||Neoromicia matroka (Thomas & Schwann, 1905)|
Eptesicus matroka (Thomas & Schwann, 1905)
Vespertilio matroka Thomas & Schwann, 1905
|Taxonomic Source(s):||ACR. 2014. African Chiroptera Report 2014. African Bats, Pretoria. Available from http://www.africanbats.org.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Bates et al. (2006) included this species in the genus Neoromicia, based on bacular morphology.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Monadjem, A., Ratrimomanarivo, F.H., Jenkins, R.K.B., Andriafidison, D., Hutson, A.M., Ranivo, J., Razafimanahaka, J., Kofoky, A., Cardiff, S.G., Goodman, S. & Racey, P.A.|
This species is listed as Least Concern because there is no evidence of a severe decline in habitat or population size and it occurs across a wide range of habitats which includes built-up areas.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Madagascar and appears to be largely restricted to an area in the eastern highlands between 970 and 1,300 m above sea level (Bates et al. 2006).|
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|Population:||The population and local abundance of this species are not known, but it is thought to be locally common (Bates et al. 2006).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found alongside humid forests and has also been recorded from open anthropogenic agricultural and grassland areas (Bates et al. 2006; Randrianandriananina et al. 2006). It has been netted emerging from buildings and Bates et al. (2006) consider it to be relatively common in synanthropic settings (although published evidence of this is lacking).|
|Generation Length (years):||6.57|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species has yet to be recorded from inside protected areas, but is known to use agricultural land adjacent to Parc National de Mantadia (Randrianandriananina et al. 2006).|
Bates, P.J.J., Ratrimomanarivo, F.H., Harrison, D.L. and Goodman, S.M. 2006. A description of a new species of Pipistrellus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Madagascar with a review of related Vespertilioninae from the island. Acta Chiropterologica 8(2): 299-324.
Goodman, S.G. and Ranivo, J. 2004. The taxonomic status of Neoromicia somalicus malagasyensis. Mammalian Biology 6: 434-438.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 14 September 2017).
Koopman, K. F. 1973. Systematics of Indo-Australian pipistrelles. Periodicum Biologorum 75: 113-116.
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
Randrianandrianina, F. H., Andriafidison, D., Kofoky, A. F., Ramilijaona, O. R., Ratromomanarivo, F. H., Racey, P. A. and Jenkins, R. K. B. 2006. Habitat use and conservation of bats in rainforest and adjacent human-modified habitats in eastern Madagascar. Acta Chiropterologica 8: 429-437.
|Citation:||Monadjem, A., Ratrimomanarivo, F.H., Jenkins, R.K.B., Andriafidison, D., Hutson, A.M., Ranivo, J., Razafimanahaka, J., Kofoky, A., Cardiff, S.G., Goodman, S. & Racey, P.A. 2017. Neoromicia matroka. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T40033A22059795.Downloaded on 25 September 2017.|