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SPECIES Eptesicus (Eptesicus) fuscus

Author:Beauvois, 1796.
Citation:Cat. Raisonne Mus. Peale Phil.: 18.
Common Name:Big Brown Bat
Type Locality:USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Distribution:S Canada to Colombia and N Brazil; Greater Antilles; Bahamas; Dominica and Barbados (Lesser Antilles); Alaska.
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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SUBSPECIES fuscus

SUBSPECIES bahamensis

SUBSPECIES bernardinus

SUBSPECIES dutertreus

SUBSPECIES hispaniolae

SUBSPECIES lynni

SUBSPECIES miradorensis

SUBSPECIES osceola

SUBSPECIES pallidus

SUBSPECIES peninsulae

SUBSPECIES petersoni

SUBSPECIES wetmorei

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