|Scientific Name:||Eptesicus matroka|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas & Schwann, 1905)|
|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):||Andriafidison, D., Cardiff, S.G., Goodman, S.M., Hutson, A.M., Jenkins, R.K.B., Kofoky, A.F., Racey, P.A., Ranivo, J., Ratrimomanarivo, F.H. & Razafimanahaka, H.J.|
|Reviewer(s):||Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
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.
|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).|
|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).|
|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).|
Goodman, S. G. and Ranivo, J. 2004. The taxonomic status of Neoromicia somalicus malagasyensis. Mammalian Biology 6: 434-438.
Koopman, K. F. 1973. Systematics of Indo-Australian pipistrelles. Periodicum Biologorum 75: 113-116.
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:||Andriafidison, D., Cardiff, S.G., Goodman, S.M., Hutson, A.M., Jenkins, R.K.B., Kofoky, A.F., Racey, P.A., Ranivo, J., Ratrimomanarivo, F.H. & Razafimanahaka, H.J. 2008. Eptesicus matroka. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.|
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