Minor red bat

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Minor red bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Subfamily: Vespertilioninae
Tribe: Lasiuri
Genus: Lasiurus
Species: L. minor
Binomial name
Lasiurus minor
Miller, 1931

The minor red bat (Lasiurus minor) is a species of bat from the family Vespertilioninae. It is found in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico, though there are only six known individuals in the latter.[1] Hurricanes, habitat destruction, and human population growth are several factors leading to a decreasing population trend, and the minor red bat is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List due to ongoing population reduction and a small geographic range.[1] The minor red bat is a solitary, insectivorous species that forages in open areas and rests among the leaves of a tree.[1] It is a swift flier, though it is not highly maneuverable.[1] The minor red bat is possibly conspecific with the Seminole bat, Eastern red bat, and Desert red bat.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Rodriguez Duran, A. (2016). "Lasiurus minor". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T136627A21987501. 
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.