Plecotus


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Plecotus

 

(long-eared bats), a genus of mammals of the suborder Microchiroptera. The animals measure 4.5–7 cm in length and weigh 5–20 g. They have enormous conchae auriculae that may measure as much as 3–4 cm in length. The genus embraces six species, which are found in the temperate latitudes of Eurasia, North America, and North Africa. The two species found in the USSR are P. auritus, which lives mainly in the central and northern regions, and P. austriacus, found only in southern and western regions of the European part of the country, Transcaucasia, and Middle Asia. The bats nest in buildings, hollow trees, and caves. They fly slowly but with great ease and mobility. The bats feed on insects that they catch while in flight or gather from leaves. The females bear one offspring each year.

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Speakman, "The reproductive cycle and determination of sexual maturity in male brown long-eared bats, Plecotus auritus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)," Journal of Zoology, vol.
nattereri had increased significantly while the numbers of Plecotus auritus and Barbastella barbastellus had decreased remarkably (Table 2).
(90.) Hall JS: Notes on Plecotus rafinesquii in central Kentucky.
Why do brown long eared bats (Plecotus auritus) fly in winter?
Ecology of a Pleistocene relict, the western big eared bat (Plecotus townsendii) in the southern Great Plains.
pipistrellus, Plecotus auritus, and Vespertilio murinus) were collected at certified bat rehabilitation centers in southern Germany and were investigated macroscopically, bacteriologically, and histologically.
Rafinesque's big-eared bat, Plecotus rafinesquii, (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), from Shelby County, Texas.
Additional records of the Mexican big-eared bat, Plecotus phyllotis (Allen), from Arizona.
leisleri 3 0 Plecotus auritus 214 0 Vespertilio murinus 6 0 Undetermined 9 0 Total 3,873 256 Table 2.