2006 /37/1

ISSN: 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online)
Vedoucí redaktor: Benda Petr

Holocene remains of the Pine marten (Martes martes) from the Tatra Mts. (Poland) – skull morphology and population structure (Carnivora: Mustelidae) [Zmieność morfologiczna czaszek holoceńskiej populacji kuny leśnej (Martes martes) z jaskiń

A morphological analysis of 36 skulls of the pine marten Martes martes (Linnaeus, 1758) collected in caves in the Tatra Mts. (southern Poland) was carried out. Special attention was paid to age and sex structure of this Holocene population. The results of skull measurements of the subfossil…

Savi\'s pipistrelle (Hypsugo savii): bat species breeding in the Czech Republic (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Netopýr saviův (Hypsugo savii): další v Česku se rozmnožující druh netopýra (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

On 17 August 2006, an adult female Savi’s pipistrelle (Hypsugo savii) was mist-netted above a park fountain in the Brno city. The female showed signs of postlactation like the presence of bare patches around its bulgy nipples. It was measured, banded and next night released in the same park.…

On the occurrence of Eptesicus bobrinskoi in the Middle East (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [K výskytu netopýra turanského (Eptesicus bobrinskoi) na Blízkém východě (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…

Karyotype of the Small-eared dormouse (Graphiurus microtis) from the Nyika Plateau, Malawi (Rodentia: Gliridae) [Karyotyp plcha malouchého (Graphiurus microtis) z náhorní plošiny Nyika, Malawi (Rodentia: Gliridae)]

Karyotype of the African Small-Eared Dormouse (Graphiurus microtis) from Nganda (Nyika Plateau, Malawi) consisted of 2n=52 chromosomes: 11 pairs of metacentrics, 14 pairs of acrocentrics and subtelocentrics, the X-chromosome being a metacentric, Y-chromosome a small acrocentric. It represents a new…

Bats of the Čerchovský les Mts. and the first record of the Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) in western Bohemia (Czech Republic) (Chiroptera) [Netopýři Čerchovského lesa a první nález vrápence velkého (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

The study summarises results of bat survey in the southern part of the Český les Mts. in the period 2004–2006. The following 17 species of bats (73.9% of bat fauna of the Czech Republic) have been confirmed to occur in the study area: Rhinolopus ferrumequinum, Myotis mystacinus, M. brandtii, M.…

Species composition, spatial distribution and population dynamics of bats hibernating in Wisłoujście Fortress, Polish Baltic Sea Coast (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Skład gatunkowy, rozmieszczenie przestrzenne i dynamika populacji nietoperzy zimujących

The structure and dynamics of bat assemblage in winter and transitional period was studied in the Wisłoujście Fortress (16th–19th century) located in Gdańsk city, northern Poland. The object was used partially as a commercial store (until 1995), later as a summer tourist attraction, protected in…

Pipistrellus pygmaeus and two more species of bats recorded on the Island of Kefalonia, Greece (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Zjištění Pipistrellus pygmaeus a dalších dvou druhů netopýrů na ostrově Kefalonie, Řecko (Chiroptera: Vespertilion

At a small harbour town of Poros, SE Kefalonia, numerous foraging Pipistrellus kuhlii and P. pygmaeus were acoustically recorded (Petersson D200 bat detector) on 22 and 24 June, 2006. On 22 June, a high flying noctule, probably Nyctalus lasiopterus, was also heard. These records complete the list of…

On some “forgotten” samples of small mammals from the Western Tatra Mts – Roháče Mts (Slovakia) (Insectivora, Rodentia, Carnivora) [O několika “zapomenutých” vzorcích drobných savců ze Západních Tater – Roháčů, Slovensko (Insectivora, Rodentia, Carnivora)

In 1964 to 1974, 511 specimens of 14 mammal species were collected in the Roháče Mts, northern Slovakia, mostly at elevations of 1,000–2,000 m. The following mammalian families and species are represented in the samples, viz, Soricidae: Sorex araneus, S. alpinus, S. minutus, Neomys fodiens;…

Brown-nosed coati (Nasua nasua vittata) on the Roraima tepui (Carnivora: Procyonidae) [Výskyt nosála červeného (Nasua nasua vittata) na stolové hoře Roraima (Carnivora: Procyonidae)]

Tepuis are geomorphologically (physically) isolated mountains in the northeastern area of South America. Their long-time isolation has promoted the evolution of a highly endemic fauna at the genus and species level. In general, the rare incidence is typical for all vertebrates, especially for…

A new genus of vespertilionid bat from Early Miocene of Jebel Zelten, Libya, with comments on Scotophilus and early history of vespertilionid bats (Chiroptera) [Nový rod netopýra z basálního miocenu Džebelu Zelten, Libye, s poznámkami k rodu Sco

A well preserved mandible of a vespertilionid bat is described from the MN4–5 site Jebel Zelten MS2, Libya. The bat shows a greatly derived state in most of dental characters, but it differs from the Recent genera with corresponding degree of dental reduction (Eptesicus, Scotomanes, Hesperoptenus),…

Bats of the middle and upper Kızılırmak regions, Central Anatolia, Turkey (Chiroptera) [Netopýři oblasti středního a horního Kizilirmaku, střední Anatolie, Turecko (Chiroptera)]

In this study, we found 15 bat species in the middle and upper Kızılırmak regions of central Anatolia. Four of these species were new for this region, while four previously recorded species were not found. Our new results raise the total number of species recorded in these subregions…

Diet of the American mink (Mustela vison) in the Czech Republic (Carnivora: Mustelidae) [Potrava norka amerického (Mustela vison) v České republice (Carnivora: Mustelidae)]

An analysis of 29 full stomachs of the American mink (Mustela vison Schreber, 1777), collected in the Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area and in the Horažďovice region (Czech Republic) during autumn and winter time in 2001–2006, showed a great diversity of the mink diet. Fish (Cyprinidae,…

Distribution and status of Myotis bechsteinii in Bulgaria (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Rozšíření a statut netopýra velkouchého (Myotis bechsteinii) v Bulharsku (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

The first record of Myotis bechsteinii in Bulgaria dates from 1935. Since then, a total of 55 females, 141 males and two individuals of unknown sex have been recorded. Up to now only three breeding colonies have been found in Bulgaria. At present, the Bechstein’s bat is known from 34 localities (33…

Dynamics of the Pleistocene bat fauna from the Matuzka Paleolithic site (Northern Caucasus, Russia) (Chiroptera) [Dynamika netopýří fauny paleolitického stanoviště Matuzka (severní Kavkaz, Rusko) (Chiroptera)]

The upper Pleistocene sedimentary series in Matuzka cave (northern Caucasus) covering a period from MIS6 to MIS2 provided remains of 18 species of bats. The bat record is particularly rich in the layers corresponding to Eemian and early Vistulian. It is characterized with appearance of thermophilous…

Plecotus macrobullaris – new bat species for Albanian fauna (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Plecotus macrobullaris – nowy gatunek w faunie nietoperzy Albanii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

Plecotus macrobullaris was recorded in the mountains of northern Albania (Pukë district) on 9–10 August 2003. This represents the new species of bat in the poorly known mammal fauna of Albania. At the reported locality, P. macrobullaris occurred in syntopy with P. auritus.

Supplementary notes on the distribution of Pipistrellus pipistrellus complex in the Balkans: first records of P. pygmaeus in Albania and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Uzupelnienia do rozmieszenia nietoperzy z komp

Two males Pipistrellus pygmaeus were captured in August 2003 near Qafëmal (northern Albania) and identified on the basis of morphological characters. Hunting individuals of this species were observed and detected also in a riparian forest of the Vjosës valley near Tepelenë (southern Albania) in…

Small mammal fauna of the Kraków metropolitan area (southern Poland) – problem of synurbisation (Insectivora, Chiroptera, Rodentia) [Drobne ssaki dawnego województwa krakowskiego – problem synurbizacji (Insectivora, Chiroptera, Rodentia)]

Current knowledge regarding the occurrence of small mammal species in the Kraków agglomeration and adjacent areas is presented. Special attention is given to urbanised species and their population characteristics.

Population ecology of Apodemus flavicollis in two lowland forest habitats (Rodentia: Muridae) [Populačná ekológia Apodemus flavicollis v dvoch typoch nížinného lesa (Rodentia: Muridae)]

Several population characteristics were studied and compared between populations of Apodemus flavicollis inhabiting two different lowland forest habitats. Small mammals were live-trapped during 2000–2002 on two 1.44 ha plots in alder forest and oak-elm forest (Nature Reserve Jurský Šúr, Slovakia).…

Karyotype analysis of Murina suilla and Phoniscus atrox from Malaysia (Chiroptera: Murininae, Kerivoulinae) [Karyotypová analysa dvou netopýrů z Malajsie: trubkonosa vepřího (Murina suilla) a vlnouška vroubkozubého (Phoniscus atrox

For the first time, chromosomal data are presented for Murina suilla (2n=44, FN=58) and Phoniscus atrox (2n=40). The karyotype of Murina is distinguished from that of Myotis by the presence of euchromatic short arms on chromosomes 12, 13 and 15. The chromosomal complement of Phoniscus atrox is…