Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Plecotus > Species: Plecotus teneriffae

Tenerife long-eared bat - Plecotus teneriffae Barret-Hamilton, 1907

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 5014


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gacek kanaryjski Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanarski dugouhi šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kanarski uhati netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago orejudo canario Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr kanársky Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Orecchione di Tenerife Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oreillard de Tenerife French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tenerife long-eared bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Teneriffa-Langohr German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Teneriffankorvayökkö Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Plecotus auritus teneriffae Barrett-Hamilton, 1907

Other resources

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.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Plecotus teneriffae
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