Bats (Chiroptera) of the Silesian Beskid Mountains

Robert W. Mysłajek, Korneliusz Kurek, Czesław Szura, Sabina Nowak, Piotr Orysiak
2007 Fragmenta Faunistica  
During a study conducted in 2000-2007 the following 15 species of bats were recorded in the Silesian Beskid Mts. (Western Carpathians, S Poland): Rhinolophus hipposideros, Myotis myotis, M. bechsteinii, M. nattereri, M. emarginatus, M. mystacinus, M. brandtii, M. daubentonii, Vespertilio murinus, Eptesicus nilssonii, E. serotinus, Nyctalus leisleri, N. noctula, Plecotus auritus, and Barbastella barbastellus. The survey of the bat population was carried out by catching bats in nets, with the
more » ... nets, with the dominant species captured being M. daubentonii (37.0%), P. auritus (16.0%), M. mystacinus (11.4%), and M. nattereri (10.4%). Bats from the genera Eptesicus and Nyctalus were only caught on very rare occasions. The bat community found in caves consisted of seven species, mainly R. hipposideros (59.7%) and M. myotis (26.7%).
doi:10.3161/00159301ff2007.50.1.077 fatcat:xapyhnfxpbapzf4v5iqlpdp2r4