World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lesser mouse-eared bat

Article Id: WHEBN0037678560
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lesser mouse-eared bat  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Wildlife of China, Myotis aurascens, Kock's mouse-eared bat, Myotis flavus, Anjouan myotis
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Lesser mouse-eared bat

Lesser mouse-eared bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Myotis
Species: M. blythii
Binomial name
Myotis blythii
Tomes, 1857
Myotis blythii distribution
  • Myotis oxygnathus Monticelli, 1885

The Lesser mouse-eared bat (Myotis blythii) is a species of bat in the Vespertilionidae family.


Lesser mouse-eared bats can be found in the following countries: Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.


The species is decreasing in population due to the pollution and changes in land management. Construction noise has disturbed populations in southern Spain; the population in Andalusia decreased from 30,000 to 14,000 between 1994 and 2002.[1] Herders in Syria and Turkey light fires at cave mouths for their livestock disturbing the bats.[1]


It is protected in most areas of Europe by Bonn and Bern Convention. The species are required special measures which includes construction of designated areas, which are provided by Special Areas for Conservation. Natura 2000 is also protecting the species. In some European countries the caves are closed with fences so that the visitors wont disturb them.[1]


Lesser Mouse-eared Bat flying
These large-sized bats are around 62–70 millimetres (2.4–2.8 in) long and weigh around 16–26 grams (0.56–0.92 oz).[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Threats and conservation". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Lesser Mouse-Eared Bat


  • Images at

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Myotis blythii at Wikispecies

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.