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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Thongaree's disc-nosed bat

Binomial name: Eudiscoderma thongareeae, Pipat Soisook, Amorn Prajakjitr, Sunate Karapan, Charles M. Francis & Paul J. J. Bates, 2015

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.

Biology

It has been observed eating beetles.

Range and habitat

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

Conservation

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 mi2, 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 mi2.

Indeed, the known area of occupancy of this species is 0.03-1 km2 mi2.

Only three individuals have ever been observed.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Megadermatidae
Genus
Eudiscoderma
Species
Eudiscoderma thongareeae

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Thongaree's disc-nosed bat, Eudiscoderma thongareeae in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Eudiscoderma thongareeae in Thailand