Pipistrellus sturdeei Thomas, 1915:230

Ogasawara oil bat, Bonin pipistrelle, Sturdee’s pipistrelle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last Record: July-August 1889 (Fukui & Sano, 2020)

IUCN status: Extinct



Hahajima Island, Bonin Islands, Japan





Biology & Ecology




This species is only known from a single specimen.






Original scientific description:

Thomas, Oldfield. (1915). On bats of the genera Nyctalus, Tylonycteris, and Pipistrellus. The Annals and magazine of natural history; zoology, botany, and geology (8) 15(85): 230-231.


Other references:

Abe, H., Ishii, N., Ito, T., Kaneko, Y., Maeda, K., Miura, S. and Yoneda, M. 2005. A Guide to the Mammals of Japan. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Japan.

Fukui, D. & Sano, A. 2020. Pipistrellus sturdeei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T17365A22123157. Downloaded on 26 June 2021.

Görföl, Tamás, Fukui, Dai and Csorba, Gábor. (2020). The taxonomic reassessment of a reportedly extinct bat, Pipistrellus sturdeei (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Zootaxa 4755(1): 163-170. [Abstract]

Kawai, K. 2015. Pipistrellus sturdeei Thomas, 1915. In: S. D. Ohdachi, Y. Ishibashi, M. A. Iwasa, D. Fukui & T. Saitoh (ed.), The Wild Mammals of Japan, Second Edition, 87, Shoukadoh Book Sellers, Kyoto.

Maeda, K. (2008). Pipistrellus sturdeei. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 October 2011.

Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. 2015. Red Data Book 2014 Threatened Wildlife of Japan - Volume 1, Mammalia. GYOSEI Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshiyuki, M. (1989). A systematic study of the Japanese Chiroptera. National Science Museum, Tokyo. 242 pp.


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