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SPECIES Myotis mystacinus

Author:Kuhl, 1817.
Citation:Die Deutschen Fledermäuse. Hanau: 15.
Common Name:Whiskered Myotis
Type Locality:Germany.
Distribution:Ireland and Scandinavia to C Russia and the Ural Moutains, Kazakhstan, south to Syria, Israel, and Morocco.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Strelkov (1983), Bates and Harrison (1997), and Horácek et al. (2000), revised by Benda and Tsytsulina (2000) and Tsytsulina (2001). Does not include davidii, hajastanicus, nipalensis, przewalskii, or sogdianus, transcaspicus; see Benda and Tsytsulina (2000) and Kawai et al. (2003). Includes aurascens; see Mayer and von Helversen (2001a), but also see Benda and Tsytsulina (2000). This complex may include at least one cryptic species in Europe; see Mayer and von Helversen (2001a). Japanese specimens previously referred to this species clearly represent an apparently unnamed taxon distinct from both mystacinus and davidii; see Kawai et al. (2003). Specimens from Vietnam originally identified as mystacinus may represent muricola (see Bates et al., 1999); alternatively, they might represent davidii or be conspecific with the unnamed Japanese form.
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SUBSPECIES mystacinus

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SUBSPECIES occidentalis


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