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SPECIES Natalus major

Author:Miller, 1902.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., 54: 398.
Common Name:Hispaniolan Greater Funnel-eared Bat
Type Locality:Dominican Republic, near Savaneta.
Distribution:Dominican Republic, Haiti.
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:Formerly included in stramineus, but see Morgan (1989b) and Morgan and Czaplewski (2003), although also see Timm and Genoways (2003). Does not include jamaicensis or primus (A. Tejedor, pers. comm.). See Arroyo-Cabrales et al. (1997), who reviewed genetic variation and possible relationships of populations of major, jamaicensis, and stramineus (although note that all were treated as stramineus). Reviewed by Goodwin (1959b) and Hoyt and Baker (1980), but note that they included jamaicensis and primus in major.
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