Lasiurus ega


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lasiurus ega
Species Authority: (Gervais, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English Southern Yellow Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southern Texas, Eastern and Southern Mexico south to Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil; Trinidad (Simmons 2005). Also found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas and Suriname.
Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Texas); Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population: Common. They disappeared from the native trees (Barquez et al. 1999).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Bats of the genus Lasiurus generally occur in wooded areas and roost in foliage. Occasionally these bats roost in tree holes or buildings. In the U.S. L. ega is associated with introduced palms, which is thought to be a reason for its recent expansion northward. They can be found alone or in groups with up 20 individuals. They can be found in degradeted areas and roofs made with palm (Barquez et al. 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protected areas in Belize and Mexico

Citation: Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. 2008. Lasiurus ega. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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