On the occurrence of Eptesicus bobrinskoi in the Middle East (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
Antonín Reiter, Petr Benda
|Citation||REITER, Antonín, Petr, BENDA. On the occurrence of Eptesicus bobrinskoi in the Middle East (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Lynx, new series. Prague: National Museum, 37, 37(1), 23-44. DOI: https://doi.org/. ISSN 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online).Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/lns/37-1/on-the-occurrence-of-eptesicus-bobrinskoi-in-the-middle-east-chiroptera-vespertilionidae|
A profound morphologic comparison of smaller representatives of the genus Eptesicus inhabiting the western Palaearctic (E. bobrinskoi, E. gobiensis, E. nasutus, and E. nilssonii) confirmed the occurrence of Eptesicus bobrinskoi in NW Iran. Although it was previously not fully accepted, a revision of the collection material as well as of specimens newly recorded in Iran brought evidence showing that the doubts were unjustified.