|Scientific Name:||Lasiurus degelidus|
|Species Authority:||Miller, 1931|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Mancina, C. & Dávalos, L.|
|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 extent of occurrence if <20,000 km², it occurs is less than 5 locations and is declining due to habitat less.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Jamaica (Simmons, 2005). It occurs below 400 m (Genoways et al., 2005).|
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|Population:||It is rare; known from only six localities (Genoways et al., 2005).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is one of the poorest known species on Jamaica. No specimens have been recorded from within caves or near caves so this appears to be a tree-roosting bat. Often it is caught over water. It is insectivorous (Genoways et al., 2005).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss, hurricanes.|
|Conservation Actions:||Research actions.|
Genoways, H. H., Baker, R. J., Bickham, J. W. and Phillips, C. J. 2005. Bats of Jamaica. Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University 48: 1-155.
Simmons, N. B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Mancina, C. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Lasiurus degelidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.|
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