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SPECIES Plecotus austriacus

Author:J. Fischer, 1829.
Citation:Synopsis Mamm.: 117.
Common Name:Gray Long-eared Bat
Type Locality:Austria, Vienna.
Distribution:England and Spain to Mongolia and W China; N Africa from Morocco to Egypt and Sudan; Canary Isls (Spain) and Cape Verde Isls. A report of this species from Senegal is in error, see Grubb and Ansell (1996).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Included in auritus by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), but see Corbet (1978c). Does not include teneriffae; see Ibáñez and Fernández (1985), though also see Corbet (1978c). Does not include kolombatovici, see Mayer and von Helversen (2001a), Kiefer and Veith (2001), Spitzenberger et al. (2001), Kiefer et al. (2002), and Mucedda et al. (2002). Reviewed in part by Yoshiyuki (1991b), Kock (1996), Harrison and Bates (1991), Bates and Harrison (1997), Horácek et al. (2000), and Mucedda et al. (2002). See Horácek et al. (2000) for a summary of presumed subpecies limits, but note that subspecific allocation of many populations is uncertain. P. wardi is included here following Koopman (1993, 1994), Horácek et al. (2000) and other authors, but Sinha (1999) treated this taxon as a subspecies of auritus rather than austriacus. Garin et al. (2003) suggested that macrobullaris may be a senior synonym of alpinus (rather than a subspecies of austriacus), but the supporting data have not yet been published.


SUBSPECIES austriacus



SUBSPECIES macrobullaris

SUBSPECIES turkmenicus



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