|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
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|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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.|
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