Barbastella

Barbastella

 

a genus of bats of the suborder Microchiroptera. The body is 4–6 cm long and weighs 6–10 g. The very broad ears are concresced at the forehead. There are two species—the European barbastel (B. barbastellus) and the Asiatic barbastel (B. leucomelas)—which are distributed in temperate and subtropical latitudes of Eurasia and in North Africa. In the USSR the European barbastel inhabits the Caucasus and western and southern regions of the European portion; the Asiatic barbastel inhabits the Caucasus, Transcaucasia, and Middle Asia. During the day the bats hide in caves, rock crevices, tree hollows, and buildings. They feed on insects. The females bear one or two young.

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2011: The first statement of Barbastella barbastellus (Schreber, 1774) in a box for bats.
2017: Roost use by colonies of the western barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus (Chiroptera) during summer in Poland.
auritus); 6 Tadarida teniotis; 2 Barbastella barbastellus; and 1 Vespertilio murinus.
Ground validation of presence-only modeling with rare species: A case study on barbastelles Barbastella barbastellus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae).
The barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus (Schreber, 1774) is regarded as one of the most endangered bat species in Europe.
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Thus far the following eight sedentary bat species have been found hibernating in this vast fortress: Barbastella barbastellus (Schreber, 1774), Eptesicus nilssonii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839), Eptesicus serotinus (Schreber, 1774), Myotis brandtii (Eversmann, 1845), Myotis dasycneme (Boie, 1825), Myotis daubentonii (Kohl, 1817), Myotis nattereri (Kohl, 1817), and Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Masing & Busa, 1983; Masing, 1984b; Pauza & Pauziene, 1996).
pipistrellus, 3 Barbastella barbastellus, 28 Nyctalus noctula and 24 Miniopterus schreibersii.
Food habits of the barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus.
serotinus, Plecotus austriacus, and Barbastella barbastellus (26).