Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has been patchily recorded from eight localities in West and Central Africa. It has been reported from Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic and northern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is generally a lowland species, but has been found up to 1,250 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Animals have been recorded at the edge of dry forest and dry savanna, and it appears to be a specialist of mosaic gallery forest. Colonies roost in hollow trees (Lang and Chapin 1917).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & 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 Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a very wide area, there are only very few records, and very little is known with certainty about its distribution, threats and habitat requirements.

History
  • 2004
    Near Threatened
  • 1996
    Data Deficient
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
  • 1996
    Data Deficient
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Population

Population
This appears to be a rare species, known from very few specimens.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The species is generally threatened by habitat loss, especially the removal of potential roost trees.
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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 distribution, natural history and threats to this bat.
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Wikipedia

Daubenton's free-tailed bat

The Daubenton's Free-tailed Bat (Myopterus daubentonii) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. It is found in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Source

  • Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J. 2008. Myopterus daubentonii. Downloaded on 26 February 2010.


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