Nycticeius cubanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nycticeius cubanus
Species Authority: Gundlach, 1861
Common Name(s):
English Cuban Evening Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Apparently distinct from humeralis; see Hall (1981), but also see Varona (1974).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Listed as Near Threatened because this species is in significant decline (but at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) due to human population density in the island and habitat conversion, although the species occurs in a small range. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A2c

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: Rare. Poorly known (Mancina pers. comm.)
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It is insectivorous (Nowak, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions, found in protected areas (Mancina pers. comm.).

Bibliography [top]

Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.

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.

Varona, L. S. 1974. Catalogo de los mamiferos viventes y extinguidos de las Antillas. Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

Citation: Mancina, C. & Rodriguez, A. 2008. Nycticeius cubanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 March 2015.
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