Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Eptesicus > Species: Eptesicus nilssonii

Northern bat - Eptesicus nilssonii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
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
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1313


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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.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI1400092 Finland Kvarnsjöskogen Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Északi késeidenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-nordic Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
mroczek pozlocisty Polish Polish NRC
Murciélago de huerta norteño Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr severní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Noordse vleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nordflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nordflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nordfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nordisk fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Northern bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Norðleðurblaka Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Põhja-nahkhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pohjanlepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sérotine de Nilsson French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Serotino di Nilsson Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Severni netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Šiaurinis šikšnys Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Eptesicus nilssoni (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839)
Vesperugo borealis Dobson, 1878
Vespertilio nilssoni Keyserling & Blasius, 1839
Vespertilio kuhli Nilsson, 1836
Vesperugo nilssoni Blasius, 1857
Amblyotus atratus Kolenati, 1858

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search 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.

36 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2014-01-28 Denmark 2nd submission 2007-2012 DK_species_reports-131220-95922.xml
2014-01-08 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE 2007_2012 Luxembourg LU_species_reports-13823-134519.xml
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
2013-12-30 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
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
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Eptesicus nilssonii
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Eptesicus nilssonii
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-03-03 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-02-28 France rapport France Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-01-15 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE Luxembourg Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2008-01-11 Finland Suomi virallinen Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Eptesicus nilssoni
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Eptesicus nilssoni
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