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

Kuhl's pipistrelle - Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl, 1817)

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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
Continental - Favourable
Macaronesian - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Favourable
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2016


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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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Belorobi netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bjelorubi šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Karlik Kuhla Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhl's pipistrelle English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhlflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhlinpikkulepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhls dwergvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhls fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhls flagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego de Kuhl Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago de borde claro Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr jizní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistreli i Kuhlit Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrell ta' Kuhl Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrelle de Kuhl French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrello albolimbato Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vahemere nahkhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Weißrandfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Pipistrellus kuhli (Kuhl, 1817)
Pipistrellus marginatus Bonaparte, 1841
Vespertilio albolimbatus Küster, 1835
Vesspertilio kuhlii
Vespertilio marginatus Cretzschmar, 1830
Vespertilio vispistrellus Bonaparte, 1837
Vespertilio alcythoe Bonaparte, 1837
Romicia calcarata Gray, 1838
Vespertilio ursula Wagner, 1840
Nycticeius canus Blyth, 1863
Pipistrella minuta Loche, 1867
Scotophilus lobatus Jerdon, 1867
Vespertilio leucotis Dobson, 1872
Pipistrellus lepidus Blyth, 1845
Vespertilio kuhlii Kuhl, 1817

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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