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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1998: The reproductive cycle and determination of sexual maturity in male brown long-eared bats, PleCotus auritus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae).
However, it can be assumed that differences in the severity of winter can influence the numbers of some species like Plecotus auritus and Barbastella barbastellus, because in relatively warm winters those species can probably find suitable hibernation sites in aboveground roosts.
Hall JS: Notes on Plecotus rafinesquii in central Kentucky.
iknnikovii, 29 Eptesicus nilssonii, 22 Plecotus auritus, and 1 Murina leucogaster.
serotinus, Plecotus austriacus, and Barbastella barbastellus (26).
humans humans tested (% (% (% Species rabid) rabid) rabid) Big brown bat 122 2,013 2,135 Eptesicus fuscus (27) (16) (17) Myotis genus group(a) 35 722 757 (14) (6) (7) Silver-haired bat 28 628 656 Lasionycteris (14) (5) (5) noctivagans Hoary bat 13 452 465 Lasiurus cinereus (77) (39) (40) Long-eared bat 8 38 46 Myotis evotis (88) (21) (33) Brazilian 0 41 41 free-tailed bat (0) (12) (12) Tadarida brasiliensis Red bat 1 25 26 Lasiurus borealis (100) (8) (12) Pallid bat 0 21 21 Antrozous pallidus (0) (5) (5) Big free-tailed bat 2 19 21 Nyctinomops (50) (11) (14) macrotis Townsend's 1 13 14 big-eared bat (0) (0) (0) Plecotus townsendii Species data 23 265 288 unavailable (35) (9) (11) Total 233 4,237 4,470 (30) (14) (15)
Evaporative water loss in two sympatric species of vespertilionid bat, Plecotus auritus and Myotis daubentonk relation to foraging mode and implications for roost site selection.
A new record for Plecotus rafinesquii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from East Texas.
This account represents the first record of Plecotus townsendii from Briscoe County.
A revision of American bats of the genera Euderma and Plecotus.