Species diversity, distribution amd implification for conservation of bats (Chiroptera) in the Uzhansky NPP
Authors: Bashta A.-T.V., Koval N.P.
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17 bat species were noted during the investigation in the Uzhanskyi NP during 2008-2011. 5 species (29,4 %; R. ferrumequinum, R. hipposideros, M. dasycneme, P. auritus, B. barbastellus) were noted during all the year. Ocurrance of 15 bat species were confirmed in summer-autumn seasons. 7 species (R. hipposideros, R. ferrumequinum, M. myotis, M. nattereri, M. mystacinus, M. brandtii, P. auritus) were found in 11 underground shelters. We checked 11 lofts of charches (incl. belltowers) and recorded the presence of bats in 7 ones (63,6 %; R. hipposideros, E. serotinus, P. pipistrellus, P. auritus, B. barbastellus). According to the ultrasound detectoring results, E.serotinus was one of the most numerous with the frequency of 12-52 %. More than 30 key bat elements and habitats for special attencion and protection were selected on the base of investigation results.