Barbastella leucomelas

Asian barbastelle

Phylum Chordates (Chordata)
Class Mammals (Mammalia)
Order Chiropterans (Chiroptera)
Family Vesper bats (Vespertilionidae)
Genus Barbastelles (Barbastella)
Species Authority Cretzchmar, 1826
Summary Status: indeterminate (Category IV), it is a rare and little-studied species. This bat lives in the vast region bounded by western Arabia, northern India, Indochina and Japan. In Central Asia it is found in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakstan. Habitat areas are semideserts and foothills. The basic popu-lation is unknown as are limiting factors. It is protected in the Almaty Reserve.

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