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.
It has been observed eating beetles.
Range and habitat
All known individuals have come Thailand in the Bala Forest of Narathiwat Province.
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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- Eudiscoderma thongareeae