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Mormopterus minutus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Mormopterus minutus
Species Authority: (Miller, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Little Goblin Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Is in the kalinowskii species group.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mancina, C. & Silva, G.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable, because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and its area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km², and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat. The species is using human made structures. This is an island endemic species which is an obligate on only one palm tree species for its persistence (Mancina et al. 2007)
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Cuba (Simmons, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: Is really abundant, more than 1,000 individuals per colony (Mancina pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It is insectivorous (Nowak, 1999). Found in Cuban dry forests (McGinley 2007). Found disturbed habitats and secundary forests (Mancina pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss, degradation (human induced).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Avoid habitat loss. Research in population, threats, habitats.

Bibliography [top]

McGinley, M. 2007. Cuban dry forests. Washington, DC, USA Available at: . (Accessed: March 12).

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.


Citation: Mancina, C. & Silva, G. 2008. Mormopterus minutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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