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SPECIES Myotis brandtii

Author:Eversmann, 1845.
Citation:Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscow, 18(1): 505.
Common Name:Brandt's Myotis
Type Locality:Russia, Orenburgsk. Obl., S. Ural, Bolshoi-Ik River, Spasskoie. Foothills of the Ural Mountains.
Distribution:Britain south to Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria; east to Kazakhstan and Mongolia, E Siberia including Sakhalin Isls, Kamchatka Peninsula and Kurile Isls; Ussuri region (Russia); Korea.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Listed as a subspecies of mystacinus by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), but see Strelkov and Buntova (1982) and Benda and Tsytsulina (2000). Does not include fujiensis, see Yoshiyuki (1989), Benda and Tsytsulina (2000), and Horácek et al. (2000). Includes gracilis, see Benda and Tsytsulina (2000), but also see Yoshiyuki (1989). Horácek et al. (2000) provisionally treated gracilis as distinct from brandtii and fujiensis pending further study. See also Yoon and Son (1989). Sometimes misspelled brandti, but brandtii is the original spelling.
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