Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has been widely, but patchily recorded, from the Arabian Peninsula to western South Asia. It has been recorded from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, it is possibly present in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, it has been recorded from southern Iraq (including Basra), and southern and southeastern Iran. Within South Asia this species is presently known from Afghanistan (Nangarhar and Laghman provinces) and Pakistan (Baluchistan and Sind) at an elevation of 860 m asl (Molur et al. 2002).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
In Oman, the species has been recorded in the crevices of walls and behind stones of ruined buildings, isolated in semi-desert terrain and on sand dunes next to the sea (Harrison and Bates 1991). In Iran it has been recorded from arid areas with the roosting sites unknown. Little is known about the habitat or ecology of this species in South Asia except that it is found in semi-arid to arid areas in caves near rivers (Molur et al. 2002).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eptesicus nasutus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Sharifi, M., Amr, Z., Kock, D., Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C.

Reviewer/s
Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a relatively wide distribution, has some tolerance of some habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
It has been reported on five occasions in Iran where they were found as individuals or in small groups (Sharifi et al 2000). The most recent record for Iran is from the 1970s despite more recent survey efforts, and the species appears to be genuinely rare (Sharifi pers. comm.). The abundance, population size and trends for this species are not known in South Asia (Molur et al. 2002).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
In general, there appear to be no major threats to this species or its habitat overall. The threats to this species in South Asia remain unknown (Molur et al. 2002).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. It has not been recorded from any protected areas in South Asia. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this little known species (Molur et al. 2002).
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Wikipedia

Sind bat

The Sind bat (Eptesicus nasutus) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

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