Eptesicus

Eptesicus is a genus of bats, commonly called house bats or serotine bats, in the family Vespertilionidae.[1]

The 25 species within this genus are:

Eptesicus
Eptesicus nilssoni
Northern bat (Eptesicus nilssoni)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Subfamily: Vespertilioninae
Genus: Eptesicus
Rafinesque, 1820

References

  1. ^ Simmons, Nancy B. (2005), "Chiroptera", in Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.), Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 312–529, ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0, retrieved 2 October 2009
  2. ^ Zagorodniuk I. 2009. Morphology of post-calcarial lobe in bats and its variation in Eptesicus “serotinus” (Mammalia). Visnyk Lviv University. Series Biology. 2009. Issue 51.
Big brown bat

The big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) is a widespread species of microbat found throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the extreme northern part of South America.

Bobrinski's serotine

Bobrinski's serotine (Eptesicus bobrinskoi) is a species of vesper bat. It can be found in Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Botta's serotine

Botta's serotine (Eptesicus bottae) is a species of vesper bat, one for 25 in the genus Eptesicus.

It can be found in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan possibly Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. It is found in rocky areas and temperate desert.

Brazilian brown bat

The Brazilian brown bat (Eptesicus brasiliensis), is a bat species from South and Central America.

Diminutive serotine

The diminutive serotine (Eptesicus diminutus), is a bat species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Eptesicus lobatus

Eptesicus lobatus — a species of bats of genus Eptesicus and family Vespertilionidae.

Eptesicus taddeii

Eptesicus taddeii is a species of medium-sized bat belonging to the family Vespertilionidae. It is restricted to the Atlantic Forest of southern Brazil.

This newly discovered species, which has a total length of up to 120 mm, is most similar to Eptesicus brasiliensis but can be distinguished from that species by its more robust appearance, redder colouring, larger muzzle and rounder-shaped ears.

The specific name honours the Brazilian zoologist Valdir Antônio Taddei.

Harmless serotine

The harmless serotine (Eptesicus innoxius) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.

Japanese short-tailed bat

The Japanese short-tailed bat (Eptesicus japonensis) is a species of bat belonging to the family Vespertilionidae. It is endemic to Japan where it is found at the base of the northern Japanese Alps, the Chichibu Mountains and Oze National Park, mostly at altitudes higher than 700 m.

Kobayashi's bat

Kobayashi's bat (Eptesicus kobayashii) is a species of bat. An adult Kobayashi's bat has a body length of 6.0–6.3 cm, a tail length of 4.6–4.8 cm, and a wing length of 4.5–4.7 cm. The species is found only on the Korean Peninsula; it has been suggested that it may be a local form of Eptesicus bottae, Botta's serotine.

Lagos serotine

The Lagos serotine (Eptesicus platyops) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and possibly Senegal.

Little black serotine

The little black serotine (Eptesicus andinus) is a species of insectivorous vesper bat. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations from 100 to 3300 m.

Long-tailed house bat

The long-tailed house bat or long-tailed serotine bat (Eptesicus hottentotus) is a species of vesper bat found in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is found in dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, and caves.

Meridional serotine

The meridional serotine (Eptesicus isabellinus) is a species of bat found in the Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

Northern bat

The northern bat (Eptesicus nilssonii) is the most abundant species of bat in northern Eurasia. It is found from England to Hokkaidō and down to northern India. It is closely related to the serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus).

Serotine bat

The serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus), also known as the common serotine bat, big brown bat, or silky bat, is a fairly large Eurasian bat with quite large ears. It has a wingspan of around 37 cm (15 in) and often hunts in woodland. It sometimes roosts in buildings, hanging upside down, in small groups or individually. The name serotine is derived from the Latin serotinus which means "evening", while the generic name derives from the Greek ἔπιεν and οίκος which means "house flyer".

Sind bat

The Sind bat (Eptesicus nasutus) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

Surat serotine

The Surat serotine (Eptesicus dimissus) is a species of vesper bat. It is found only in Thailand.

Thick-eared bat

The thick-eared bat (Eptesicus pachyotis) is a species of vesper bat native to China, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Thailand. Very little is known about the status and ecology of this bat, except that it may prefer to inhabit tropical moist deciduous forests.

Species of subfamily Vespertilioninae
Aeorestes
Antrozous
Arielulus
Barbastella
Bauerus
Chalinolobus
Corynorhinus
Dasypterus
Eptesicus
Euderma
Eudiscopus
Falsistrellus
Glauconycteris
Glischropus
Hesperoptenus
Histiotus
Hypsugo
Ia
Idionycteris
Laephotis
Lasionycteris
Lasiurus
Mimetillus
Neoromicia
Niumbaha
Nyctalus
Nycticeinops
Nycticeius
Nyctophilus
Otonycteris
Parastrellus
Perimyotis
Pharotis
Philetor
Pipistrellus
Plecotus
Rhogeessa
Scoteanax
Scotoecus
Scotomanes
Scotophilus
Scotorepens
Scotozous
Tylonycteris
Vespadelus
Vespertilio

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