Nyctalus furvus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nyctalus furvus
Species Authority: Imaizumi & Yoshiyuki, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Noctule

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Maeda, K. & Sano, A.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because its range is less than 20,000 km², its range is severely fragmented and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: There are only a few records of this species from the Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, on Honshu, Japan (Abe, et al., 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of primary forests. It roosts in tree hollows; and one hibernating colony was found in a building.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation of the evergreen old-growth forests in warm temperate regions, primarily for agriculture, conversion to conifer plantations, logging and infrastructure development for expanding human settlements, is a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in protected areas. It is listed as Vulnerable (VU) in the Japanese Red List (2007).

Citation: Maeda, K. & Sano, A. 2008. Nyctalus furvus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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