Nyctalus


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Nyctalus

 

a genus of mammals of the family of common bats (Vespertilionidae). There are six species, inhabiting leaf-bearing forests of Eurasia (in the south, including the Malay Peninsula). They live in colonies in the hollows of trees and fly out to feed soon after sunrise, feeding mainly on beetles (the cockchafer and others). The females usually give birth to two young. There are three species found in the USSR—the hairy-armed bat or lesser noctule (N. leisleri), in the central and southern part of the European USSR and in the Caucasus; the giant noctule (N. lasiopterus), in the central and southern regions of the European USSR and in the northeastern Caucasus; and the common noctule (N. noctula), which lives in the European USSR, the Caucasus, the Tien-Shan, and east to the Altai.

REFERENCES

Kuziakin, A. P. Letuchie myshi. Moscow, 1950.
Mlekopitaiushchie fauny SSSR, part 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1963.
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Flight performance, echolocation and foraging behaviour in noctule bats Nyctalus noctula.
Although this research study is the second to demonstrate the bat's presence in the Iberian Peninsula, it offers the first description in the fossil record of the teeth of Nyctalus lasiopterus from a fragment of the left jaw.
In fact, the discovery of Nyctalus lasiopterus at the Abric Romani site (Capellades, Barcelona) is one of the few cases of fossils existing on the species in the European Pleistocene," said Juan Manuel Lopez-Garcia, principal author of the work and researcher at the Institute of Social Evolution and Human Palaeoecology at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV).
For comparison, respirometric data were also obtained from Nyctalus noctula, a hibernating vespertilionid bat of similar body size and convergent foraging habits.
The biggest bat in Europe, the greater noctule, or Nyctalus lasiopterus, eats many birds during the spring and fall migrations, says Javier Juste of Donana Biological Station in Seville.
To guarantee the survival of the populations of 12 bat species (Myotis myotis, Myotis blythii, Myotis capaccinii, Miniopterus schreibersii, Rhinolophus euryale, Rhinolophus hipposideros, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Eptesicus serotinus, Pipistrellus kuhlii, Nyctalus noctula, Hypsugo savii and Tadarida teniotis).
daubentonii 155 (8) 79 17/38/100 Nyctalus noctula 3 (0) 1 1/0/2 Pipistrellus nathusii 22 (2) 13 15/0/7 P.
Objectives: The aims of the project are: To secure the populations of the Italian crested newt (Triturus carnifex), the smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris), the Italian tree frog (Hyla intermedia), and Hermann s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) with the release (from a temporary breeding centre) of tadpoles and juvenile individuals in the Natura 2000 network site Monte Calvo-Piana di Montenero; and To guarantee the survival of the populations of 12 bat species (Myotis myotis, Myotis blythii, Myotis capaccinii, Miniopterus schreibersii, Rhinolophus euryale, Rhinolophus hipposideros, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Eptesicus serotinus, Pipistrellus kuhlii, Nyctalus noctula, Hypsugo savii and Tadarida teniotis).
pipistrellus, 3 Barbastella barbastellus, 28 Nyctalus noctula and 24 Miniopterus schreibersii.
Bat species positive for Lyssavirus, Europe, 1954-2000 (a) Lyssavirus Antibodies Family Species (b) (c) Vespertilionidae Eptesicus serotinus EBL1a & b EBL1 Pipistrellus pipistrellus NC ND Pipistrellus nathusii NC ND Vespertilio murinus EBL1a ND Myotis dasycneme EBL2a ND Myotis daubentonii EBL2a & b ND Myotis myotis EBL1b EBL1 Myotis nattereri EBL1b ND Nyctalus noctula NC ND Miniopterus schreibersii EBL1b EBL1 Molossidae Tadarida teniotis NC EBL1 Rhinolophidae Rhinolophus EBL1b EBL1 ferrumequinum (a) The additional information was obtained from Kappeler (29), Perez-Jorda et al.