Myotis aurascens

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Photographer: 
Suren Gazaryan
Myotis aurascens
Species authority: 
Kuzyakin, 1935
(EN) Steppe Whiskered Bat; (FR) Murin doré; (DE) Steppen-Bartfledermaus;
Class: 
MAMMALIA
Order: 
CHIROPTERA
Family: 
Vespertilionidae
 
Species details: 

M. aurascens is very similar to M. mystacinus, though slightly larger in size. Its dorsal fur has a dark brown base with occasional golden tips, and its ears and snout are also dark brown.

This species is believed to occur in forests and scrubs, and to roost in rock cracks and crevices. 

IUCN status: 
Least concem
Population Trend: 

Stable according to the IUCN Red List.

Distribution map of Myotis aurascens
Geographic Range: 

M. aurascens is only known from an area in the Bulgarian Danube plain. However, it may occur in Bulgaria, eastern Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Iran and in the Caucasus states. 

Threats: 

No threats have been observed at present; however, threats may include habitat loss and disturbance of (underground) roosts.

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