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Eptesicus fuscus  (Palisot de Beauvois, 1796)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180008

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): big brown bat [English]
 
    Murciélago-moreno norteamericano [Spanish]
 
    grande chauve-souris brune [French]
 
    Big Brown Bat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vespertilionid bats  
                                           SubfamilyVespertilioninae Gray, 1821  
                                              TribeEptesicini Volleth and Heller, 1994  
                                                 GenusEptesicus Rafinesque, 1820 – big brown bats  
                                                    SubgenusEptesicus (Eptesicus) Rafinesque, 1820  
                                                       SpeciesEptesicus fuscus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1796) – big brown bat, Murciélago-moreno norteamericano, grande chauve-souris brune, Big Brown Bat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus bahamensis (Miller, 1897)  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus bernardinus Rhoads, 1902  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus dutertreus (Gervais, 1837)  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus fuscus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1796)  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus hispaniolae Miller, 1918  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus lynni Shamel, 1945  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus miradorensis (H. Allen, 1866)  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus osceola Rhoads, 1902  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus pallidus Young, 1908  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus peninsulae (Thomas, 1898)  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus petersoni Silva-Taboada, 1974  
                                                          Subspecies Eptesicus fuscus wetmorei Jackson, 1916  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus    
       
  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: big brown bat[English], grande chauve-souris brune [French]   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Murciélago-moreno norteamericano[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus, Big Brown Bat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Eptesicus fuscus, big brown bat [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Middle America  
    Caribbean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Canada, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Eptesicus. Very similar to serotinus with which it may be conspecific according to Koopman (1993). Includes lynni; see Koopman (1989c). See Kurta and Baker (1990). Caribbean forms reviewed by Timm and Genoways (2003)  
 

 

   

 
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