Eptesicus (Eptesicus) serotinus

Eptesicus serotinus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Vespertilionoidea
Familia: Vespertilionidae
Subfamilia: Vespertilioninae
Tribus: Eptesicini
Genus: Eptesicus
Subgenus: Eptesicus (Eptesicus)
Species: Eptesicus (Eptesicus) serotinus
Subspecies: E. (E.) s. andersoni - E. (E.) s. boscai - E. (E.) s. horikawai - E. (E.) s. isabellinus - E. (E.) s. pachyomus - E. (E.) s. pallens - E. (E.) s. pashtonus - E. (E.) s. serotinus - E. (E.) s. shirazensis - E. (E.) s. turcomanus


Eptesicus (Eptesicus) serotinus Schreber, 1774

Type locality: France.


* gabonensis Trouessart, 1897


* Schreber, 1774. Die Saugethiere, 1: 167.
* Conservation status: IUCN link: Eptesicus (Eptesicus) serotinus (Least Concern)
* Eptesicus (Eptesicus) serotinus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder


* West Europe through Turkey & South Asiatic Russia to Himalayas, Thailand and China, north to Korea
* Taiwan
* South England
* North Africa

Vernacular names
Български: Късновечерен прилеп
Dansk: Sydflagermus
Deutsch: Breitflügelfledermaus
Ελληνικά : Τρανονυχτερίδα
English: Serotine bat
Español: Murciélago hortelano
한국어: 문둥이박쥐
Lietuvių: Vėlyvasis šikšnys
Nederlands: Laatvlieger
Polski: Mroczek późny
Suomi: Etelänlepakko


The serotine bat Eptesicus serotinus is a fairly large European bat with quite large ears. It has a wingspan of around 370mm and often hunts in woodland. It sometimes roosts in buildings, hanging upside down, in small groups or individually. Its population is believed to be in decline.


The frequencies used by this bat species for echolocation lie between 25-55 kHz, have most energy at 31 kHz and have an average duration of 8.8 ms. [1][2]


* Chiroptera Specialist Group (1996). Eptesicus serotinus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 10 May 2006.

1. ^ Parsons, S. and Jones, G. (2000) 'Acoustic identification of twelve species of echolocating bat by discriminant function analysis and artificial neural networks.' J Exp Biol., 203: 2641-2656.
2. ^ Obrist, M.K., Boesch, R. and Flückiger, P.F. (2004) 'Variability in echolocation call design of 26 Swiss bat species: Consequences, limits and options for automated field identification with a synergic pattern recognition approach.' Mammalia., 68 (4): 307-32.

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