Natalus primus Anthony, 1919:642 (original combination)

Cuban greater funnel-eared bat, Cuban yellow bat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Natalus stramineus primus (Anthony, 1919:642); Natalus major primus (Anthony, 1919:642)

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: subfossil

Rediscovered in 1991

 

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Isle of Pines, Cuba

 

Originally described by (Anthony, 1919) based upon fossil remains, it was found alive in 1991 in a single cave to which it is still restricted (Tejedor et al. 2004).

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Anthony, H. E. (1919). Mammals collected in eastern Cuba in 1917. With descriptions of two new species. Bulletin of American Museum of Natural History 41: 625-643.

 

Other references:

Dávalos, L. M. 2005. Molecular phylogeny of Funnel-eared bats (Chiroptera: Natalidae), with notes on biogeography and conservation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 37: 91-103.
 

Dávalos, L. and Mancina, C. (2008). Natalus primus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 26 July 2013.

Dávalos, L., & Mancina, C. (2010). Natalus primus. Gland, VD: IUCN.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

De la Cruz, J. M. and García, L. Y. (2019). Aplicación de métodos no invasivos y convencionales en el estudio ecológico de Natalus primus. ECOVIDA 9, 1: 24-38.

De la Cruz, J. M. et al. (2019). Supporting the Funnel-Eared Bat (Natalus primus) one of the most endangered species in Cuba. An output from the EDGE of Existence fellowship, Zoological Society of London and Segré Fondation.

De la Cruz, J.M., C.A. Mancina, D. Teles and C. Grey. In Press. Estimación del número de ejemplares en la última población de Natalus primus (Chiroptera: Natalidae) en el Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes 

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

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Mancina, C. A., L. Echenique, A. Tejedor, L. García, A. Daniel and M. Ortega. 2007. Endemics under threat: An assessment of the conservation status of Cuban bats. Hystrix, Italian Journal of Mammalogy 18: 3-15.

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.

Sanchez, Lida, Moreno, Christian R. and Mora, Emanuel C. (2017). Echolocation calls of Natalus primus (Chiroptera: Natalidae): Implications for conservation monitoring of this species. Cogent Biology 3: 1355027.

Silva-Taboada, G. (1979). Murciélagos de Cuba. La Habana: Editorial Academia.

Soto-Centeno, J. Angel and Steadman, David W. (2015). Fossils reject climate change as the cause of extinction of Caribbean bats. Scientific Reports 5(7971): 1-7.

Tejedor, A., Silva-Taboada, G. and Rodríguez-Hernández, D. (2004). Discovery of extant Natalus major (Chiroptera: Natalidae) in Cuba. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 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, 7 figs., 2 tbls.

Tejedor, A.; V. Tavares; G. Silva-Taboada and D. Rodriguez. (2002). Discovery of Extant Natalus major (Chiroptera: Natalidae) in Cuba, with Comments on Taxonomy, Natural History and Extinction of West Indies Bats. Bat Research News 2002: 187.

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