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Eptesicus ognevi

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Photographer: 
Nijat Hasanov
Species authority: 
Bobrinskii, 1918
(EN) Ognev's serotine bat; (FR) Sérotine de Ognev; (DE) Kaukasische Breitflügelfledermaus
Class: 
MAMMALIA
Order: 
CHIROPTERA
Family: 
Vespertilionidae
 
Species details: 

With a wingspan of 310-360 mm, the Ognev's serotine is slightly smaller than E. serotinus. Its dorsal fur is pale grey, which contrasts with the black face and ears. The species occurs in semi-arid habitats as well as lowland farmland and it roosts in natural crevices, ruins and buildings.

IUCN status: 
Not evaluated
Distribution map of Eptesicus bottae
Geographic Range: 

E. ognevi was recorded from Iraq, Iran and the southern Caucasus states. The species range also includes central Asia, India, northwestern China and possibly Mongolia.

Threats: 

No major threats present except the decreasing number of ruins and increasing disturbance by tourists. 

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