Galapagos Species Checklist

Lasiurus borealis brachyotis

(Müller, 1776)

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Vespertilionidae
Genus Lasiurus

Lasiurus borealis brachyotis  (Müller, 1776)


English common name: Red bat, Galápagos bat

Spanish common name: Murciélago rojo

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Lasiurus borealis Müller, 1776, Atalapha brachyotis Peters, 1871, Nycteris borealis Borkhausen, 1797

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 24 Jan 2014


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    Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.

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    Questionable Endemic
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IUCN Status

Not Evaluated - Not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.


Galapagos island groups: Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Islands. In Floreana Island was recorded a fossil

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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