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download pdfDombrovski, V., Fenchuk, V., Zhurauliou, D. The bat fauna (Mammalia, Chiroptera) of Stary Zhaden Zakaznik, Southern Belarus. Proceedings of the Theriological School. 2017. Vol. 15: 39.



The bat fauna (Mammalia, Chiroptera) of Stary Zhaden Zakaznik, Southern Belarus


Dombrovski, V., Fenchuk, V., Zhurauliou, D.


Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)
APB-BirdLife Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)


Proceedings of the Theriological School. 2017. Vol. 15: 39




English, with Ukrainian extended summary, titles of tables, captures to figs, and references


The results of bat research conducted in Stary Zhaden Zakaznik (area 170 km2, 51.9 N 27.6 E, central part of the Pripyat Polesia region, Southern Belarus) during 20152016 confirmed the occurrence of 12 species of bats (listed in descending order of occurrence): Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Nyctalus noctula, Vespertilio murinus, Plecotus auritus, Barbastella barbastellus, Myotis brandtii, Nyctalus lasiopterus, Pipistrellus nathusii, Nyctalus leisleri, Myotis nattereri, Eptesicus nilssonii, Myotis daubentonii. The breeding of five bat species in this region, such as B. barbastellus, M. brandthii, M. nattereri, E. nilssonii, and N. lasiopterus, is confirmed for the first time. Research results show the high significance of the Pripyat Polesia region in conservation of bats and biological diversity on both national and European scales.


bats, fauna, Stary Zhaden Zakaznik, Pripyat Polesia, Belarus.



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