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

Common pipistrelle - Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Schreber, 1774)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Favourable
Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - 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
  • 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 1309


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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
Common pipistrelle English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cüce yarasa Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvärgfladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvergflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvergleðurblaka Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dværgflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dwergvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kääbus-nahkhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kääpiölepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Karlik malutki Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleng Flëntermaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Közönséges törpedenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-pitic Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mali netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-anão Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago enano Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier hvízdavý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr hvízdavý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Patuljasti šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistreli i zakonshem Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrell Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrelle commune French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pipistrello nano Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pundursiksparnis Latvian Latvian NRC
Šikšniukas nykštukas Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Zwergfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vesperugo pipistrellus Blasius, 1857
Vespertilio pipistrellus Schreber, 1774
Vespertilio pipistrelle Müller, 1776
Vespertilio brachyotos Baillon, 1834
Scotophilus murinus Gray, 1838
Vespertilio pusillus Schinz, 1840
Vespertilio melanopterus Schinz, 1840
Vespertilio stenotus Schinz, 1840
Vespertilo minutissimus Schinz, 1840
Kerivoula griseus Gray, 1842
Pipistrellus nigricans Bonaparte, 1845
Pipistrellus genei Bonaparte, 1845
Pipistrellus typus Bonaparte, 1845

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 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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