Sumatran mastiff bat
|Sumatran mastiff bat|
K. Andersen, 1907
The Sumatran mastiff bat (Mormopterus doriae) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae, the free-tailed bats. It is only known from Sumatra in Indonesia. It was described in 1907 and has not been recorded since.
Taxonomy and etymology
It was described as a new species in 1907 by Danish mammalogist Knud Andersen. Andersen stated that the eponym for the species name "doriae" was Italian naturalist Giacomo Doria, who "always so generously placed his intimate knowledge of Chiroptera and the rich collections of the Museum under his charge at the service of specialists." Andersen had obtained the holotype from Doria's museum in Genoa. The holotype had been initially collected by German entomologist Heinrich Wolfgang Ludwig Dohrn
Range and habitat
As of 2016, the IUCN considers it as a data deficient species, meaning that there is not sufficient information available to evaluate threats to this species. Previously, it was considered vulnerable from 1996–2008. The only individual ever documented was the holotype described by Andersen in 1907.
- Hutson, A.M.; Schlitter, D. & Kingston, T. (2016). "Mormopterus doriae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T13881A22083290. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T13881A22083290.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
- Andersen, Knud (1907). "Chiropteran Notes". Annali del Museo civico di storia naturale di Genova. 3. 43: 42–44.