Natalus jamaicensis Goodwin, 1959:2,9

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.

Cooke, Siobhán B., Dávalos, Liliana M., Mychajliw, Alexis M. Turvey, Samuel T. and Upham, Nathan S. (2017). Anthropogenic Extinction Dominates Holocene Declines of West Indian Mammals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48: 301-327.

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.

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.

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.

Upham, Nathan S. (2017). Past and present of insular Caribbean mammals: understanding Holocene extinctions to inform modern biodiversity conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 913-917.

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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