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SPECIES Barbastella barbastellus

Author:Schreber, 1774.
Citation:Die Säugethiere, 1: 168.
Common Name:Western Barbastelle
Type Locality:France, Burgundy.
Distribution:England and W Europe to Caucasus; Bulgaria; Turkey; Crimea (Ukraine); Morocco; larger Mediterranean islands; Canary Isls; perhaps Senegal.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Vulnerable.
Comments:Apparently does not include leucomelas, but see Qumsiyeh (1985) and Benda and Horácek (1998), who suggested that they might be conspecific (see discussion under leucomelas). Reviewed by Trujillo et al. (2002). Juste et al. (2003) discussed phylogeography of this species.
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