Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Nyctalus > Species: Nyctalus lasiopterus

Greater noctule - Nyctalus lasiopterus (Schreber, 1780)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Atlantic - Unknown
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unknown
Mediterranean - Unknown
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1328


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Borowiec olbrzymi Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Didysis nakviša Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grande noctule French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Greater noctule English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grote rosse vleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hiidvidevlane Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jättefladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Jättiläislepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-mare-de-amurg Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-arborícola-gigante Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago nóctulo grande Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier východný Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr obrovský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nottola gigante Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Riesenabendsegler German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Riseflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stor brunflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Üriás-koraidenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Nyctalus noctula maxima Fatio, 1869
Pterygistes maximus Trouessart, 1910
Vespertilio ferrugineus Brehm, 1827
Vespertilio lasiopterus Schreber, 1780
Vesperugo noctula maxima Fatio, 1869
Vespertilio noctula sicula Mina-Palumbo, 1868
Nyctalus siculus Ognev & Kuzyakin

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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