Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Myotis > Species: Myotis nattereri

Natterer's bat - Myotis nattereri (Kuhl, 1818)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • rivers and lakes
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1322


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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
Børsteflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Franjestaart Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fransenfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fransfladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Frynseflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kögurblaka Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate veshmiu i Nattererit Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-lui-Natterer Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-de-franja Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago de Natterer Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murin de Natterer French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Naterera naktssiksparnis Latvian Latvian NRC
Natterer's bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Natterer-Flëntermaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nattereri lendlane Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier riasnatý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nocek Natterera Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Resasti netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Resasti šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ripsisiippa Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vespertilio di Natterer Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vespertilio nattereri Kuhl, 1818

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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1050 Copenhagen K
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