The reassessment of the threatened status of the Indian endemic Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros hypophyllus Kock & Bhat, 1994 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae)

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Bhargavi Srinivasulu
C. Srinivasulu
Harpreet Kaur
Tariq A. Shah
G. Devender
Aditya Srinivasulu

Abstract

The Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros hypophyllus Kock & Bhat, 1994, endemic to Kolar District, Karnataka, India was listed as ‘Endangered’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to its restricted distribution and continuing decline in the quality of its habitat. The species has not been sighted or collected since its initial collection in the years 1983 and 1985 wherein eight individuals were collected from Therahalli and 41 individuals were collected from Hanumanhalli, respectively. Based on recent observations and collections from the type locality, we provide information about its distribution, threats, phylogenetic position and conservation status. We also provide an updated conservation assessment of this species following the IUCN Red List categories.

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Srinivasulu, B., Srinivasulu, C., Kaur, H., Shah, T.A., Devender, G. and Srinivasulu, A. 2014. The reassessment of the threatened status of the Indian endemic Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros hypophyllus Kock & Bhat, 1994 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 6, 12 (Nov. 2014), 6493–6501. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4117.6493-501.
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Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Natural History Museum & Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India Systematics, Ecology & Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), 96 Kumudham Nagar, Vilankurichi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India Biodiversity Research and Conservation Society, 303 Orchid, Kanajiguda, Tirumalgiri, Secunderabad, Telangana 500015, India

Bhargavi Srinivasulu is interested in molecular phylogenetics, taxonomy and biogeography of endemic bats of peninsular India.

C. Srinivasulu, Natural History Museum & Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India Systematics, Ecology & Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), 96 Kumudham Nagar, Vilankurichi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India

Chelmala Srinivasulu who heads the Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab at Department of Zoology is working on molecular phylogenetics, taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of tetrapods of South Asia

Harpreet Kaur, Natural History Museum & Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India

Harpreet Kaur is a doctoral student working on the taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of endemic hipposiderids of India.

Tariq A. Shah, Natural History Museum & Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India

Tariq A. Shah is a project fellow in DST-SERB project and working on documenting distribution and studying taxonomy of insectivorous bats of peninsular India.

G. Devender, Natural History Museum & Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India

G. Devender is a project fellow in DST-SERB project and working on documenting distribution and studying taxonomy of insectivorous bats of peninsular India.

Aditya Srinivasulu, Biodiversity Research and Conservation Society, 303 Orchid, Kanajiguda, Tirumalgiri, Secunderabad, Telangana 500015, India

Aditya Srinivasulu is a student researcher interested in studying nature, molecular phylogenetics and photography.

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