Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Nyctalus > Species: Nyctalus leisleri > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Nyctalus leisleri leisleri (Kuhl, 1818) Corbet G B. (1978)
Nyctalus leisleri verrucosus Bowdich, 1825

Leisler's bat - Nyctalus leisleri (Kuhl, 1818)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Unknown
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Macaronesian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1331


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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
Borowiaczek Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Borowiec Leislera Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bosvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleinabendsegler German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Leisler's bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Leislerflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Leislers fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Leislers flagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-mic-de-amurg Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mazais vakarsiksparnis Latvian Latvian NRC
Metsäisolepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-arborícola-pequeno Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago nóctulo pequeño Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier stromový Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr stromový Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Noctule de Leisler French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nottola di Leisler Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Väikevidevlane Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vespertilio dasycarpos Kuhl, 1818
Vesperugo leisleri Blasius, 1857

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI 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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