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SPECIES Myotis bechsteinii

Author:Kuhl, 1817.
Citation:Die Deutschen Fledermäuse. Hanau: 14, 30.
Common Name:Bechstein's Myotis
Type Locality:Germany, Hessen, Hanau.
Distribution:Europe to Caucasus and Iran; Bulgaria; England; S Sweden.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Vulnerable.
Comments:For discussion of correct spelling (bechsteinii, not bechsteini) see Bogdanowicz and Kock (1998). Apparently closely related to daubentonii; see Ruedi and Mayer (2001). Reviewed by Horácek et al. (2000) and Baagĝe (2001a).
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