|Scientific Name:||Lasiurus minor|
|Species Authority:||Miller, 1931|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Possibly conspecific with seminolis, borealis, or blossevillii.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Rodriguez, A. & Incháustegui, S.|
|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 <5,000 km², it occurs is less than 5 locations and is declining due to habitat less.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Bahamas, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico (Simmons, 2005).|
Native:Bahamas; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Puerto Rico
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|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.)|
|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).|
|Major Threat(s):||Hurricanes, habitat destruction and human population growth.|
|Conservation Actions:||Research actions. It is found in protected areas.|
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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 December 2013.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided|