Collared Pipistrelle (Arielulus aureocollaris)
This species is known from Lao PDR, Vietnam and
(Chiang Mai Province, Amphoe (District) Mae Ai, Doi (Mount) Pha Hom Pok, at
1,500 m asl) and possibly neighbouring China although there are no records from
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand; Vietnam
Its population status is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat and Ecology:
The mapped range probably does not represent the real
range of the species, which could be due to lack of surveys. It is probably
associated with hills; early records are known from mountainous regions (G.
Csorba pers. comm.). In Vietnam it is found in limestone and non limestone
forest (N. Furey pers. comm.), and has been recorded from primary and mildly
disturbed forest and also flying around a stream there at 1,200 m asl (Son pers.
comm.). In Thailand it is found from 2,000 m asl in hill evergreen forest (S.
Bumrungsri pers. comm.).
No major threats are known for this species.
This species occurs in a number of protected areas.