Pteronotus macleayii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pteronotus macleayii
Species Authority: (Gray, 1839)
Common Name(s):
English Macleay's Mustached Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Subgenus Chilonycteris. Reviewed in part by Timm and Genoways (2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dávalos, L. & Mancina, C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution, its presumed large population.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Cuba, and Jamaica (Simmons, 2005).
Cuba; Jamaica
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: Abundant in Cuba. Not so common in Jamaica (Mancina, 2005). Extinct in New Providence (Bahamas) (Turvey pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat is present at low to moderate elevations wherever appropriate roost caves are found. It is considered an obligate cavedwelling species. Like other Mormoopids, it is insectivorous. The species has been taken in association with nine caves on the island (Fincham 1997). Nets were placed covering one of the entrances, capturing bats as they entered and exited the cave. The flight of bats began about 7:30 PM. There is not information about its reproduction; however, apparently it breeds annulment, probably in late winter (Genoways et al., 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss, guano extraction, tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protect the caves.

Citation: Dávalos, L. & Mancina, C. 2008. Pteronotus macleayii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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