Harpiola grisea (Peters, 1872:258)

Peter's tube-nosed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Murina grisea Peters, 1872


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872; 1904 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012; Lee et al., 2017)

Rediscovered in 2002 (Bhattacharyya, 2002)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient















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Csorba, G., Molur, S., Srinivasulu, C. & Chakravarty, R. 2016. Harpiola grisea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13941A22093890. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Kuo, H.C., Fang, Y. P., Csorba, G. and Lee, L.L. 2006. The definition of Harpiola (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Murininae) and the description of a new species from Taiwan. Acta Chiropterologica 8(1): 11-19.

Kuo, H.-C., Fang, Y.-P., Csorba, G. and Lee, L.-L. 2006. The definition of Harpiola (Vespertilionidae: Murininae) and the description of a new species from Taiwan. Acta Chiropterologica 8(1): 11-19.

Lee, T. E., Fisher, D. O., Blomberg, S. P. and Wintle, B. A. (2017). Extinct or still out there? Disentangling influences on extinction and rediscovery helps to clarify the fate of species on the edge. Global Change Biology 23(2): 621-634.

Molur, S., Marimuthu, G., Srinivasulu, C., Mistry, S. Hutson, A. M., Bates, P. J. J., Walker, S., Padmapriya, K. and Binupriya, A. R. 2002. Status of South Asian Chiroptera: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report. Zoo Outreach Organization/CBSG-South Asia, Coimbatore, India.

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