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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Molossidae > Genus: Tadarida > Species: Tadarida teniotis

European free-tailed bat - Tadarida teniotis (Rafinesque, 1814)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1333


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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.
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
Buldogflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Buldoggfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Buldoggilepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bulldoggflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bulvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dolgorepi netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
European free-tailed bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fýlugrön Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuyruklu yarasa Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Laikõrv-kurdmokk Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate bishtlire Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Molos europejski Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Molosse de Cestoni French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Molosso del Cestoni Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-rabudo Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago rabudo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nagy szelindekdenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sredozemni golorepaš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tadarida Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tadarida evropská Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veckläppad fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Dinops cestoni Savi, 1825
Dysopes savii Schinz, 1840
Nyctinomus cestonii Dobson, 1877
Nyctinomus taeniotis Thomas, 1891
Tadarida taeniotis (Rafinesque, 1814)
Cephalotes teniotis Rafinesque, 1814
Dynops cestonii Savi, 1840
Dynops cestonii nigrogriseus Schneider, 1871
Nyctomus taeniotis Thomas, 1891
Dysopes rüpelli Temminck, 1826
Cephalotes taeniotis Rafinesque, 1814
Dinops cestonii Savi, 1825
Dysopes ruppelii Temminck, 1827
Molossus ruppelii Lesson, 1827
Dysopes cestonii Wagner, 1840
Dysopes midas Sundevall, 1842
Nyctinomus insignis Blyth, 1863
Nyctinomus (Dysopes) ventralis Heuglin, 1861
All species of Microchiroptera
All species of Microchiroptera except Pipistrellus pipistrellus

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)
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