Mammal Species of the World Logo


HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER CHIROPTERA  --> FAMILY Vespertilionidae  --> SUBFAMILY Vespertilioninae  --> TRIBE Eptesicini  --> GENUS Eptesicus  --> SUBGENUS Eptesicus

SPECIES Eptesicus (Eptesicus) gobiensis

Author:Bobrinskii, 1926.
Citation:Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR A: 96.
Common Name:Gobi Big Brown Bat
Type Locality:Mongolia, Gobi Altai Mtns, Burchastei-tala.
Distribution:Iran, N Afghanistan, Kashmir, Pakistan, and Nepal, S Russia, Mongolia. Records from Tajikistan and W China including Tibet are uncertain (Horácek et al., 2000).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Eptesicus. Sometime considered conspecific with nilssonii, but see Strelkov (1986), Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987), Yoshiyuki (1989), Corbet and Hill (1992), Bates and Harrison (1997), and Horácek et al. (2000). Placed in the subgenus Amblyotus by Horácek et al. (2000).


SUBSPECIES gobiensis

SUBSPECIES centrasiaticus

SUBSPECIES kashgaricus


  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to