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Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

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download pdfBilushenko, A. 2019. History and current state of bat fauna research in Cherkasy region, Ukraine with a review of actual records. Theriologia Ukrainica, 18: 311.



History and current state of bat fauna research in Cherkasy region, Ukraine with a review of actual records


Anatoliy Bilushenko


Cherkasy Zoo (Cherkasy, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2019. Vol. 18: 3-11.




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In this article is given a review of the materials of the study bats of the Cherkasy region in Ukraine according the collection material of natural and zoological museums of Ukraine and literary sources. Information to 11 species of bats was collected by different scientists independently of each other. Six species: Daubenton's Bat (M. daubentonii), common noctule (N. noctula), nathusius' pipistrelle (P. nathusii), serotine (E. serotinus), brown long-eared bat (Pl. auritus) and western barbastelle (B. barbastellus) are marked in the collections of four museums (Zoological museum of Kyiv National university; National museum of natural history NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv; State natural history museum; Zoological museum of Moscow university). Other part of the species 6 from 11, which consist almost half: Natterer's bat (M. nattereri), greater noctule bat (N. lasiopterus), lesser noctule (N. leisleri), common pipistrelle(P. pipistrellus), parti-coloured bat(V. murinus)noted in the literature by various authors, who described these sporadic findings. Most of these findings are fragmentary. The state of the study the bat fauna of the region at that time, could not be described as sufficient. Research of bats in the study area can be divided into four periods: I. the second half of the 19-th century (Kessler's work). During this period appeared the first conditional information about bats; II. the beginning and the end of the 20-th century began to appear the first fragmentary data concerning the bat fauna of the Cherkasy region of Ukraine, which are limited by sporadic findings, which were also accompanied by collection of the collectible material (works by Migulin, Abelentsev, Sologor and other); III. the end of the XX and the beginning of the XI-st century a new phase of the research, which accompanied by the emergence of the remote research methods (detector accounting) and others humane methods, which provide by the study of bats without removing them from the natural habitat (works of Zagorodniuk, Ruzhilenko, Bilushenko). IV. From The beginning of the XXI century and to our time there are 14 species of bats on the territory of the Cherkasy region of Ukraine now. They belong to seven genera of the family Vespertilionidae, one species of which  greater noctule bat (N. lasiopterus) is known only from literary sources. Two species Kuhls pipistrelle (P. kuhlii) and grey long-eared bat (Pl. austriacus) known the first time for the region. All other species, which have been mentioned above, confirmed by new research.


bats, fauna, Cherkasy region, museum, collections.



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