Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has been recorded from Peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo and perhaps Java (Indonesia) (Simmons 2005). It is probably found throughout Borneo (C. Francis pers. comm.). It has been recorded at many localities in Sarawak (M. Gumal pers. comm.).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is often found near rivers but it is not wholly dependent on them. The primary habitat for this bat is forest, it roosts in tree hollows and has been observed to fly high in/above the canopy and has been captured over rivers (Kingston et al. 2006). It is found in lowland forest in Thailand and Indonesia.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Mops mops

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

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Francis, C.

Reviewer/s
Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

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Justification
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon forest that is rapidly being lost, and it is likely to be declining close to 30% over the next ten years. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A3.
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Population

Population
This species is rare in Thailand. Its population status elsewhere is unknown.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Deforestation for logging, agriculture, and plantations represents a major threat to this species, as well as forest fires.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has been found in protected areas and occurs in the Betung Kerihun National Park in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo (E. Meijaard pers. comm.). It has been recorded from Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand (Bumringsri, et al., 2006).
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Wikipedia

Malayan free-tailed bat

The Malayan Free-tailed Bat (Mops mops) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia.

References


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