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SPECIES Lasiurus (Lasiurus) blossevillii

Author:Lesson and Garnot, 1826.
Citation:Ferussac’s Bull. Sci. Nat. Geol., 8: 95.
Common Name:Red Bat (known as the Western Red Bat in North America)
Type Locality:Uruguay, Montevideo.
Distribution:Bolivia, N Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to W North America (but not E North America); Trinidad and Tobago; Galapagos (Ecuador).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Lasiurus, borealis species group. Included in borealis by Koopman (1993, 1994) but see Schmidly and Hendricks (1984), Baker et al. (1988a), and Morales and Bickham (1995). Does not include degelidus (Baker et al., 1988a) but might include minor. Does not include pfeifferi; see Morales and Bickham (1995). Includes brachyotis; see Niethammer (1964) and McCracken et al. (1997). Does not include varius; see Barquez (1987), Barquez et al. (1993), and Mares et al. (1995). Does not include salinae, see Mares et al. (1995) and Tiranti and Torres (1998), but also see Barquez and Diaz (2001).
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SUBSPECIES blossevillii

SUBSPECIES brachyotis




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