Thongaree's disc-nosed bat

Thongaree's disc-nosed bat (Eudiscoderma thongareeae) is a critically endangered species of bat found in Thailand. It is the only member of the genus Eudiscoderma.

Thongaree's disc-nosed bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Megadermatidae
Genus: Eudiscoderma
Soisook, Prajakjitr, Karapan, Francis & Bates, 2015
Species:
E. thongareeae
Binomial name
Eudiscoderma thongareeae
Soisook, Prajakjitr, Karapan, Francis & Bates, 2015 =

BiologyEdit

It has been observed eating beetles.[2]

Range and habitatEdit

All known individuals have come Thailand in the Bala Forest of Narathiwat Province.[2]

ConservationEdit

This species is currently evaluated as critically endangered by the IUCN. It is critically endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2 (39 sq mi), it is only known at a single location, there is a projected decline in its habitat quality, and its area of occupancy is less than 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi). Indeed, the known area of occupancy of this species is 0.03–1 km2 (0.012–0.386 sq mi). Only three individuals have ever been observed.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Soisook, P. (2017). "Eudiscoderma thongareeae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T80263386A95642210. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T80263386A95642210.en.
  2. ^ a b Soisook, P. I. P. A. T., Prajakjitr, A., Karapan, S., Francis, C. M., & Bates, P. J. (2015). A new genus and species of false vampire (Chiroptera: Megadermatidae) from peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa, 3931(4), 528-550.