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SPECIES Eptesicus (Eptesicus) nilssonii

Author:Keyserling and Blasius, 1839.
Citation:Arch. Naturgesch., 5(1): 315.
Common Name:Northern Bat
Type Locality:Sweden.
Distribution:W and E Europe to E Siberia and NW China; north beyond Arctic Circle in Scandinavia, south to Bulgaria, Iraq, the Elburz Mtns (N Iran), The Pamirs and W China (not Tibet); Korea; Hokkaido (Japan); Sakhalin Isl (Russia).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Eptesicus. Includes propinquus; see Davis (1965). Revised by Wallin (1969). Does not include japonensis; see Yoshiyuki (1989). Does not include gobiensis; see Strelkov (1986), Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987), and Corbet and Hill (1992). See Rydell (1993), but note that he included japonensis in this species. Closely related to serotinus and possibly paraphyletic with respect to that species; see Mayer and von Helversen (2001a). Specific epithet has often been spelled nilssoni, but the correct spelling is nilssonii. Placed in the subgenus Amblyotus by Horácek et al. (2000).


SUBSPECIES nilssonii



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