general info about Theriologia Ukrainica

Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

ISSN 2616-7379 (print) ISSN 2617-1120 (online)

2019 Vol. 18 Contents of volume >>>

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.




English, with Ukrainian summary, titles of tables, captures to figs


The article presents materials to the study of bats of Cherkasy region, Ukraine, based on collections of natural history and zoological museums of Ukraine and literature sources. Information on 11 bat species was collected by different scientists independently. Six species such as Daubenton's Bat (M. daubentonii), common noctule (N. noctula), Nathusius' pipistrelle (P. nathusii), serotine bat (E. serotinus), brown long-eared bat (P. auritus) and western barbastelle (B. barbastellus) are present 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). The other five species such as Natterer's bat (M. nattereri), greater noctule bat (N. lasiopterus), lesser noctule (N. leisleri), common pipistrelle (P. pipistrellus), and parti-coloured bat (V. murinus) were noted in the literature by various authors, who described these sporadic findings. Most of these findings are fragmentary. The state of the study of the regions bat fauna could not be described as sufficient at that time. Research on bats in the study area can be divided into four periods: I, the second half of the 19th century (Kessler's work), during which the first conditional information about bats appeared; II, the beginning and the end of the 20th century, when the first fragmentary data concerning the bat fauna of Cherkasy region began to appear limited by sporadic findings and accompanied by collection specimens (works by Migulin, Abelentsev, Sologor and others); III, the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century a new phase of studies accompanied by the emergence of remote research methods (detector census) and other humane methods allowing to study bats without removing them from the natural habitat (works by Zagorodniuk, Ruzhilenko, Bilushenko); IV, from the beginning of the 21st century and to our time currently there are 14 species of bats in the territory of Cherkasy region, Ukraine. They belong to seven genera of the family Vespertilionidae, one species of which the greater noctule bat (N. lasiopterus) is known only from literature sources. Two species such as Kuhls pipistrelle (P. kuhlii) and the grey long-eared bat (P. austriacus) are recorded the first time in the region. The presence of the other abovementioned species was confirmed the current research.


bats, fauna, Cherkasy region, museum, collections.



Abelentsev, B. I., B. M. Popov. 1956. Ordo bats Chiroptera. Fauna of Ukraine; Volume 1, Issue 1. Academy of Science of USSR, Kiyv, 229446. (In Ukrainian)
Abelentsev, V. I., I. I. Kolushev, J. I. Krochko, K. A. Tatarinov. 1968. The results of the banding of bats of the Ukrainian SSR in 19391967. Communication 1. Vestnik zoologii, No. 6: 5964. (In Russian)
Abelentsev, V. I., I. I. Kolushev, J. I. Krochko, K. A. Tatarinov. 1969. The results of the banding of bats of the Ukrainian SSR behind 19391967. Communication 2. Vestnik zoologii, 2: 2024. (In Russian)
Abelentsev, V. I., I. I. Kolushev, J. I. Krochko, K. A. Tatarinov. 1970. The results of the banding of bats of the Ukrainian SSR behind 19391967. Communication 3. Vestnik zoologii, 1: 6165. (In Russian)
Bilushenko, A. A. 2009. The first finding of a grey long eared batPlecotus austriacus (Chiroptera), in Cherkassy Region. Vestnik zoologii, 23 (2): 120. (In Russian)
Bilushenko, A. A. 2013. The current status of Kuhls pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in the central Forest-steppe of Ukraine. Vestnik zoologii, 47 (4): 341347.
Bilushenko, A. A. 2019. The findings of bats in the forest territories of the Central Forest Steppe of Ukraine. Materials for the Fourth Edition of the Red Book of Ukraine. Animal World. Kyiv, 3638. (Series: Conservation Biology in Ukraine; Vol. 7, Is. 3). (In Ukrainian)
Godlewska, L. V. 2013. Recent bats in the collection of the paleontological museum of NMNH, NAS of Ukraine. Zbirnyk Prac Zoologicnogo Museu, 44: 145157. (In Ukrainian)
Golub, V. M. 1996. Wintering of the Western barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus Schreber) in the reserve Holodniy Yar (Cherkassy region). Vestnik zoologii, No. 12: 72. (In Russian)
Kessler, K. F. 1851. Mammalian animals. Proceedings of the Commision for description of the provinces of the Kyiv educational district. Kyiv, 188. (Series Natural history of provinces of the Kyiv educational district; Vol. 1: Zoology). (In Russian)
Lichotop, R. I., E. A. Sologor. 1991. New finds of bats recorded in the Red Book of the Ukrainian SSR. Vestnik zoologii, No. 1: 87. (In Russian)
Migulin, O. O. 1938. Mammals USSR (Materials to the Fauna). AS USSR, Kiyv, 1426. (In Ukrainian)
Pidoplichka, I. G. 1932. Analysis of pellets from 19251929. Materials for the Regional Study of Small Animals and Birds That Feed on Them. Issue 1. Publication of the commission of natural and geography area study, Kiyv, 576. (In Ukrainian)
Ruzhilenko, N. S., O. N. Tsvelykh. 1992. Finds of rare bat species in Kanevsky Nature Reserve. Vestnik zoologii, No. 1: 57. (In Russian)
Ruzhilenko, N., V. Grishchenko, V. Mezhzherin, O. Tsvelykh. 1998. Bat fauna of the Kaniv Natural Reserves. European Bat Night`98 in Ukraine, Kyiv, 7679. (Series: Proceedings of the Theriological School, Vol. 1). (In Ukrainian)
Ruzhilenko, N. S., K. A. Ruzhilenko. 2003. Bats of urbocenoses of Kaniv town. Scientific Bulletin of National Agrarian University. Series: Forestry, 61: 131135. (In Ukrainian)
Shevchenko, L. S., S. I. Zolotukhina. 2005. Mammals. Issue 2. Insectivores, Bats, Lagomorphs. Zool. Mus. of the Natl. Mus. Nat. Hist. of Ukraine, Kyiv, 1238. (In Russian)
Sologor, K. A., S. L. Samarskiy. 1970. Natterers bat is in the minds of the Middle Dnipro Region, Ukr. RSR. Nature Protection and Regional Natural Resources. Naukova Dumka, Kyiv, 218219. (In Ukrainian)
Sologor, E. A. 1973. Ecological and physiological features of bats of the Middle Dnipro Region. Specialty 03.00.08. Diss. Cand. Biol. Sc. Cherkasy, 1160. (In Russian)
Sologor, E. A. 1981. Bats of the Middle Dnieper and their protection. Biological Aspects of the Conservation of Rare Animals Species. Moscow, 106107. (In Russian)
Zagorodniuk, I., V. Tyshchenko. 1999. Clarification of bats in the Bern lists. Mammals of Ukraine, Protected by the Bern Convention. Ivan Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, 182184. (Series: Proceedings of the Theriological School; Vol. 2). (In Ukrainian)
Zagorodniuk, I. 1998. Bats in the Lviv Natural History Museum: description and comparative analysis of the collection. Scientific Notes of the State Museum of Natural History (Lviv), 14: 7782. (In Ukrainian)
Zagorodniuk, I., L. Godlewska. 2001. Bats on the collections of zoological museum of Ukraine: Phenological review of data. Migration Status of Bats in Ukraine, 122156. (Series: Novitates Theriologicae, Pars 6). (In Ukrainian)
Zagorodniuk, I. V., O. V. Godlewska. 2003. The bats of tribe Myotini (Mammalia) in the Middle Dnieper: species composition, distribution and abundance. Vestnic zoologii, 37 (2): 3139. (In Ukrainian)
Zagorodniuk, I., I Shydlovskiy. 2014. Acronyms for zoological collections of Ukraine. Zoological collections and museums: collection of scientific works, National Museum of Natural History, Kyiv, 3343. (In Ukrainian)
Zagorodniuk, I. 2017. Vasyl Abelentsev (19131980): life in the world of science. Proceedings of the Theriological School, 15: 167174. (In Ukrainian)
Zagorodniuk, I. 2018. Close bat species in Ukrainian fauna: differences and position in the structure of communities. Theriologia Ukrainica, 16: 5176. (In Ukrainian)


to main page of journal >>>

created: 14.12.2019
updated: 24.03.2020

Locations of visitors to this page