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SPECIES Nyctalus noctula

Author:Schreber, 1774.
Citation:Die Säugethiere, 1: 166.
Common Name:Noctule
Type Locality:France.
Distribution:Europe and S Scandinavia to Urals and Caucasus; Turkey to Israel and Oman; W Turkmenistan, W Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan to SW Siberia, Himalayas, south to Burma, Vietnam, and W Malaysia; possibly Algeria. A record from Mozambique is dubious (Koopman, 1993, 1994).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly included furvus and velutinus, but these appear to be distinct; see Yoshiyuki (1989), but also see Corbet (1978c) and Corbet and Hill (1992). Does not include sinensis, which was recognized as a senior synonym of Vespertilio superans by Horácek (1997). Reviewed in part by Harrison and Bates (1991), Bates and Harrison (1997), and Horácek et al. (2000).
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