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Lasiurus minor

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Lasiurus minor
Species Authority: Miller, 1931
Common Name(s):
English Minor Red Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Possibly conspecific with seminolis, borealis, or blossevillii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Rodriguez, A. & Incháustegui, S.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Vulnerable in light of an ongoing population reduction and small geographic range. The species extent of occurrence if <5,000 km², it occurs is less than 5 locations and is declining due to habitat less.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Bahamas, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico (Simmons, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Bahamas; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Puerto Rico
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare in Puerto Rico, known from only six individuals (Gannon et al., 2005). Found in six localities in Dominican Republic (Inchaustegui pers. comm.)
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is solitary. It rest among the leaves of a tree and does not take shelter in tree hollows, buildings, or caves. This bat is a swift flier but not highly maneuverable; consequently, it typically forages in open areas (above the canopy, in woodland open areas, and along forest edges). It is insectivorous; its diet has not been studied in detail. Some fecal pellets examined contained moths, winged termites, and flying ants (Rodriguez-Duran and Kunz, 2001; Gannon et al., 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Hurricanes, habitat destruction and human population growth.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Bibliography [top]

Gannon, M. R., Kurta, A., Rodriguez-Duran, A. and Willig, M. R. 2005. Bats of Puerto Rico. Texas Tech University Press.

Rodríguez-Durán, A. and Kunz, T. H. 2001. Biogeography of West Indian bats: An ecological perspective. In: C. A. Woods and F. E. Sergile (eds), Biogeography of the West Indies, pp. 355-368. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

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: Rodriguez, A. & Incháustegui, S. 2008. Lasiurus minor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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