Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This widespread African bat has been recorded from Guinea, Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire in the west, from Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, northern Angola, southern Sudan, Uganda and western Kenya (Kakamega Forest).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded from both montane and lowland tropical moist forest, and from lowland tropical dry forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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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
Fahr. J.

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 in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
This species has rarely been recorded.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this widespread species as a whole.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place, and it is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution and natural history of this species.
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Wikipedia

Broad-headed pipistrelle

The Broad-headed pipistrelle (Hypsugo crassulus) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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