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Plecotus  E. Geoffroy, 1818
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180026

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): big-eared bats [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vesper bats, vespertilionid bats, evening bats  
                                           SubfamilyVespertilioninae Gray, 1821  
                                              TribePlecotini Gray, 1866 – long-eared bats  
                                                 GenusPlecotus E. Geoffroy, 1818 – big-eared bats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Species Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) – brown big-eared bat, Brown Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus austriacus (J. Fischer, 1829) – gray big-eared bat, Gray Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus balensis Kruskop and Lavrenchenko, 2000 – Bale Long-eared Bat, Ethiopian Long-eared Bat, Ethiopian Big-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus christii Gray, 1838 – Christie's Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus gaisleri Benda, Kiefer, Hanak and Veith, 2004 – Gaisler's Long-eared Bat, Gaisler's Big-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus homochrous Hodgson, 1847 – Himalayan Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus kolombatovici Dulic, 1980 – Mediterranean Long-eared Bat, Balkan Long-eared Bat, Kolombatovic's Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus kozlovi Bobrinskii, 1926 – Kozlov's Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus macrobullaris Kuzyakin, 1965 – Mountain Long-eared Bat, Alpine Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus ognevi Kishida, 1927 – Ognev's Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus sacrimontis G. M. Allen, 1908 – Japanese Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus sardus Mucedda, Kiefer, Pidinchedda and Veith, 2002 – Sardinian Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus strelkovi Spitzenberger, 2006 – Strelkov's Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus taivanus Yoshiyuki, 1991 – Taiwan big-eared bat, Taiwan Long-eared Bat, Formosan Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus teneriffae Barrett-Hamilton, 1907 – Canary big-eared bat, Canary Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus turkmenicus Strelkov, 1988 – Turkmen Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus wardi Thomas, 1911 – Ward's Long-eared Bat 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Plecotus    
  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Plecotus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hoofer, Steven R., Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, and Ivan Horácek  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Generic status of the American Pipistrelles (Vespertilionidae) with description of a new genus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 87, no. 5   
  Page(s): 981-992   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Spitzenberger, Friederike, Peter Strelkov, Hans Winkler, and Elisabeth Haring  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: A preliminary revision of the genus Plecotus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) based on genetic and morphological results   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologica Scripta, vol. 35, no. 3   
  Page(s): 187-230   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0300-3256   
  Notes: DOI:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00224.x   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, D. E., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2019   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. 9. Bats   
  Page(s): 1008   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-16728190   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Plecotus   

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  Comment: Comments: Does not include Idionycteris or Corynorhinus; see Williams et al. (1970), Tumlinson and Douglas (1992), Frost and Timm (1993), Bogdanowicz et al. (1998), and Hoofer and Van Den Bussche (2001). See C. Jones (1977) for a key to species of Plecotus and Corynorhinus, but note that new species have been described since that publication  



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