Natalus jamaicensis Goodwin, 1959

Jamaican greater funnel-eared bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Natalus major jamaicensis Goodwin, 1959; Natalus stramineus jamaicensis Goodwin, 1959


Conservation Status

Last record: 1919-1920 or before

Rediscovered in 1959 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered















Original scientific description:

Goodwin, G. G. (1959). Bats of the subgenus Natalus. American Museum Novitates 1977: 1-22.


Other references:

Arroyo-Cabrales, J., R. A. Van Den Bussche, K. H. Sigler, R. A. Chesser, and R. J. Baker. 1997. Genic variation of mainland and island populations of Natalus stramineus (Chiroptera: Natalidae).
Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 171: 1-9.

Genoways, H. H., Baker, R. J., Bickham, J. W. and Phillips, C. J. (2005). Bats of Jamaica. Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University 48: 1-155.

Koopman, K. F., and Williams, E. E. (1951). Fossil Chiroptera collected by H. E. Anthony in Jamaica, 1919–1920. American Museum Novitates 1519: 1-29.

Morgan, G. S. (1989). Fossil Chiroptera and Rodentia from the Bahamas, and the historical biogeography of the Bahamian mammal fauna. Pp. 685-740, in Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, present, and future (C. A. Woods, ed.). Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida, 878 pp.

Morgan, G. S., and N. J. Czaplewski. 2003. A new bat (Chiroptera: Natalidae) from the early Miocene of Florida, with comments on natalid phylogeny. Journal of Mammalogy, 84:729-752.

Tejedor, A., Silva-Taboada, G. and Rodríguez-Hernández, D. (2004). Discovery of extant Natalus major (Chiroptera: Natalidae) in Cuba. Mammalian Biology 69: 153-162.

Tejedor, A., Tavares, V. C. and Silva-Taboada, G. (2005). A Revision of Extant Greater Antillean Bats of the Genus Natalus. American Museum Novitates 3493: 1-22.

Velazco, P. and Turvey, S. (2008). Natalus jamaicensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 26 July 2013.


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