Lasiurus insularis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Lasiurus insularis
Species Authority: Hall & Jones, 1961
Common Name(s):
English Cuban Yellow Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly this species was included in L. intermedius (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mancina, C. & Rodriguez, A.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Vulnerable in light of an ongoing population reduction and small geographic range. The species area of occupancy is <2,000 km², it occurs is less than 5 locations and is declining due to habitat less.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Cuba (Simmons, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Apparently it is solitary roosting.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. Its ecology and biology must be similar to L. intermedius. It has been reported as inhabiting palm groves. It is an extract insect-feeder (mainly Coleoptera, Homoptera, and Diptera). Some pregnant females have been reported in May (Silva-Taboada, 1979).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions. It is found in protected areas.

Citation: Mancina, C. & Rodriguez, A. 2008. Lasiurus insularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136754A4335704. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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