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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)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) (All species of Microchiroptera)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Microchiroptera except Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Synonym for this species is listed in Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (CMS). See there for more details.
(Migratory species of Vespertilionidae)
Agreement on the conservation of Populations of European Bats. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (EUROBATS)


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.

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

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

19 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-02-17 Cyprus Article 17 Reporting 2007 - 2012 Species Reports
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 Portugal Relatorio nacional sobre a implementacao da Directiva Habitats 2013 PT_species_reports.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Nyctalus lasiopterus
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Species questionnaire for Nyctalus lasiopterus
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Nyctalus lasiopterus
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Nyctalus lasiopterus
2008-02-28 France rapport France Nyctalus lasiopterus
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Nyctalus lasiopterus
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Nyctalus lasiopterus
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