Plecotus sardus

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Species authority: 
Mucedda, Kiefer, Pidinchedda & Veith, 2002
(EN) Sardinian Long-eared Bat; (FR) Oreillard de Sardaigne; (DE) Sardischer Langohr; (ES) Murciélago orejudo sardo;
Class: 
MAMMALIA
Order: 
CHIROPTERA
Family: 
Vespertilionidae
 
Species details: 

Comparable to P. macrobullaris, the Sardinian Long-eared bat has slightly darker brown dorsal fur and a paler underside. This species is still poorly known but it is believed to  occur in olive groves and to roost in karst caves, tunnels and in attics.

IUCN status: 
Vulnerable
Population Trend: 

Decreasing according to the IUCN Red List.

Distribution map of Plecotus sardus
Geographic Range: 

P. sardus is endemic to Sardinia. 

Threats: 

Roost disturbance (as a result of tourism) and habitat loss (caused by forestry management) are the main threats to the species.

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