Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Cuba (Simmons, 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

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
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Mancina, C. & Silva, G.

Reviewer/s
Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

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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
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Population

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

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat loss, degradation (human induced).
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Little goblin bat

The Little Goblin Bat (Mormopterus minutus) is a species of bat found in Cuba. It is threatened by ongoing habitat loss. It belongs to the subgenus Mormopterus.

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