Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Pipistrellus > Species: Pipistrellus maderensis

Madeira pipistrelle - Pipistrellus maderensis (Dobson, 1878)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 2017


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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
Karlik maderski Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madeira dwergvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madeira pipistrelle English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madeira-törpedenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madeira-Zwergfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madeiranpikkulepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madeirski šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Madejrski mali netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego da Madeira Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago de Madeira Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr makaronéský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrelle de Madère French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrello di Madeira Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vesperugo maderensis Dobson, 1878

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

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100