Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

ISSN 2616-7379 (print) ISSN xxxx-xxxx (online)

2018 Vol. 16 Contents of volume >>>


download pdfVikyrchak, O. Results of censuses of troglophyle bat species in the Middle Dnister Area (Ukraine) in 19842000. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 1118.


 

title

Results of censuses of troglophyle bat species in the Middle Dnister Area (Ukraine) in 19842000

author(s)

Vikyrchak, O.

affiliation

National Natural Park Dnistrovskyi Canyon (Zalischyky, Ukraine)

bibliography

Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 1118.

DOI

   

language

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

abstract

In 19842000, observations of wintering bats in underground cavities located in Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi and Ternopil regions were conducted. A total of 24 underground cavities of both natural and artificial origin were surveyed. In 18 of them, hibernating bats were found belonging to 9 species: R. hipposideros, M. myotis, M. bechsteinii, M. daubentonii, M. dasycneme, M. mystacinus, P. auritus, and B. barbastellus. Most of the specimens among wintering cave-dwelling bats were R. hipposideros and M. myotis. No abundant (more than 300 individuals) wintering colonies were found, although such colonies were mentioned earlier for Western Ukraine. Fragmentation of populations is a result of increase of human influence. Small colonies attract less attention of humans and predators thus they have more chances for successful wintering. As of 2000, 3 new underground shelters of key importance were discovered in Chernivtsi, Khmelnytskyi, and Ternopil regions. Some individuals were marked by rings in order to study their migration routes. In total, 89 bats were ringed in Verteba, Vitrova, and Zbruchanska caves. Subsequent catches testified the association of bats with these wintering shelters.

keywords

bats, census, wintering, cave-dwelling species, wintering colonies, Podillia, Bukovyna, ringing.

   

references

Abelentsev, V. I., B. M. Popov. 1956. Order Chiroptera, or bats. Fauna of Ukraine. Kyiv : Acad. Sci. Ukr. RSR Press, Vol. 1 (Mammals), Is. 1. P. 229446. (in Ukr.) Abelentsev, V. I., I. I. Koliushev, Y. I. Krochko, K. A. Tatarynov. 1969. Results of bat ringing in the Ukrainian RSR in 19391967. Communication 2. Vestnik Zoologii. No. 2. P. 2024. (in Ukr.)
Bashta, A.-T. V., O. K. Vikyrchak. 2015. Wintering bats (Chiroptera) censuses in some undergrounds of the NNP Dnistrovskyi Kanyon and adjacent areas (2013/2014). In: Regional Aspects of Investigations of the Flora and Fauna. Proc. II Intern. Sci. Conf. Chernivtsi. Druk Art. P. 288291. (in Ukr.)
Bashta, A.-T. V., O. K. Vikyrchak. 2017. Bat wintering (Chiroptera) in some undergrounds of the NNP Dnistrovskyi Canyon area (censuses results, 20142017). In: Scientific Bases of Nature Conservation Management of Ecosystems of the Dnister Canyon Region. Proc. of II Intern. Sci. Conf. Chernivtsi: Druk Art. P. 106109. (in Ukr.)
Drebet, M. V., M. D. Matveyev. 2011. Hibernation of bats genus Eptesicus (Chiroptera) in underground shelters of the Podilski Tovtry National Park (Ukraine). Vestnik Zoologii. Vol. 45, No. 3. P. 272. (in Ukr.)
Godlevska, O. V., Ya. V. Petrushenko, V. M. Tyschenko, I. V. Zagorodniuk. 2005. Winter aggregations of bats in caves of Central Podillya (Ukraine). Vestnik Zoologii. Vol. 39, 2. P. 3745. (In Ukr.)
Godlevska, . V., V. M. Tyshchenko, M. A. Ghazali. 2010. A current status of cave-dwelling bats of Podillia and Middle Dniester River region (Ukraine). Nature Reserves in Ukraine. Vol. 16, iss. 1. P. 5364. (In Ukr)
Kuntze, R., J. Noskiewicz. 1938. Zarys zoogeografii Polskiego Podola. Lwow. S. 482483.
Kvasha, V. I., O. K. Vikyrchak. 2000. Ecological and faunistic characteristics of wintering species of bats (Chiroptera) at Middle Transdniestra. Scientific Notes of the Ternopil Ped. Univ. SeriesBiology. No. 4 (11). P. 2225. (in Ukr.)
Polushyna, N. A., E. Ya. Borovets. 1988. About hibernation of bats in Stradchanska cave. In: Topachevsky, V. A. (ed.). Investigation of the Theriofauna of Ukraine. Kyiv : Nauk. Dumka Press. P. 4648. ISBN 5-12-000320-6. (in Rus.)
Tatarinov, K. A. 1956. Mammals of the Western Regions of Ukraine. Ukr. Acad. Sci. Press, Kyiv. P. 2934. (in Ukr.)
Tatarinov K. A. 1962. Caves of the Podolia, their fauna and protection. In: Ochrana Prirody i Zapovednoje delo v SSSR. AS USSR. Moscow. Iss. 7. P. 88101. (in Rus.)
Tatarinov, K. A. 1974. Bats of the Podolia and the Northern Carpathians. Indices of their abundance and ways to protection. In: Materials of the 1st All-Union Conf. on Bats (Chiroptera). Leningrad: Zool. Inst. AS USSR. P. 5860. (n Rus.)
Tatarinov, K. A. 1988. New bat habitat in the source of the Prut river. In: Bats (Morphology, Ecology, Echolocation...). Kyiv: Naukova dumka. P. 9699. (in Rus.)
Tyshchenko, V. M. 2002. Modern state and ecological peculiarities of Myotis daubentonii in the Podillia territory (Ukraine). Visnyk of the Luhansk Pedagogical University. Biological Sciences. No. 1 (45). P. 140149. (in Ukr.)
Vargovich, R. 1998. Hibernation of bats (Chiroptera) in the gypsum caves of Bukovina and Podillia. Proceedings of the Theriological School. Vol. 1 (European Bat Night '98 in Ukraine). P. 117123. (in Ukr.)
Vikyrchak, O. K., I. V. Zagorodniuk. 2010. New records of rare mammal species in the territory of Chernivtsi region. In: Skilsky I. V., N. A. Smirnov (eds). Problems of Study and Protection of ... Ecosystems. Proc. Intern. Sci. Conf. Chernivtsi: DrukArt Press. P. 152156. (in Ukr.)
Zagorodniuk, I. V., V. V. Tkach. 1996. The present state of fauna and the historical changes of abundance of the bats (Chiroptera) in the territory of Ukraine. Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. No. 5. P. 136142. (in Ukr.)
Zagorodniuk, I. V., I. G. Emelianov. 2012.Taxonomy and nomenclature of mammals of Ukraine. Proceedings of the National Museum of Natural History. Vol. 10. P. 530. (in Ukr.)


 


to main page of journal >>>

created: 30.04.2018
updated: 18.06.2018

Locations of visitors to this page