Species of Thailand

Krau woolly bat

Kerivoula krauensis, Charles M Francis, Tigga Kingston & Akbar Zubaid, 2007

The Krau woolly bat (Kerivoula krauensis) is a species of bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found in Southeast Asia, Brunei, and Indonesia.

Taxonomy

The species specific epithet is in honour of the region in which it was discovered, the Krau Wildlife Reserve.

Habitat and distribution

The species is found in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. It inhabits the understorey of mature lowland forests, although it has also been found in logged forests and in montane areas up to an elevation of 1, 600 m.

Conservation

The species is very vulnerable to deforestation due to its need for relatively undisturbed primary forest.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Kerivoula
Species
Kerivoula krauensis

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Krau woolly bat, Kerivoula krauensis in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Kerivoula krauensis in Thailand