Cadorna's Pipistrelle (Hypsugo cadornae)
HB: 48; T: 49; FA: 32-33; E: 15.
The upper parts are dark brown, the underparts lighter. The individual hairs are slaty for their basal halves, with only the tips brown. The ears are broad and triangular, with a short, very broad tragus. The skull is long, with a full braincase, deepened xygomata, and distinct post orbital processes; the rostrum and palate are short. The first upper premolar is very tiny.
This species is widespread in north-eastern South Asia
and mainland Southeast Asia. In South Asia, this species is presently known from
India (West Bengal) and has been recorded from an elevation of 1,000 m asl
(Molur et al. 2002). Lekagul and McNeely (1977) erroneously reported Assam
instead of West Bengal as the range of this species range (Srinivauslu et al. in
press). In Mainland Southeast Asia, it has been recorded from northern Myanmar,
Northern Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam. The species is probably more
widespread in Southeast Asia than is currently known (C. Francis pers. comm.).
India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
This species is widespread but not common.
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat and Ecology:
In South Asia, little is known about the habitat or ecology of
this species except that this species is found in dry bamboo forests and mixed
forests (Bates and Harrison 1997). In Vietnam the species was collected in a
disturbed area close to the Cuc Phuong National Park headquarters (Bates et. al.
1997). Remains of a single specimen have been collected from a cave in
North-eastern Thailand (Robinson and Smith 1997).
In Southeast Asia, there are no major threats to this
species as a whole. In South Asia, the threats to this species remain unknown.
However, disturbance to roosting sites by humans could affect the populations
(Molur et al. 2002).
In South Asia there are no direct conservation measures in place for this species, and it has not been recorded from any protected areas. Survey, ecological studies and impacts of roost disturbance need to be conducted (Molur et al.