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Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

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

2018 • Vol. 16 • Contents of volume >>>

download pdfChaika, Y., Kusnezh, O. The bat fauna (Chiropterа) of the Uzhanskyi National Park. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 105–110.



Species diversity of bats in the Skole Beskids National Nature Park


Chaika, Y., Kusnezh, O.


Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Biology (Lviv, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 105–110.





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


In total, 21 species of bats were found in the Skole Beskids National Nature Park. Among them, six species were recorded in the territory of the Park form the first time: Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Myotis brandtii, M. alcathoe, M. dasycneme, Plecotus austriacus, and Nyctalus leisleri. Additionally, R. ferrumequinum was recorded in Lviv region for the first time as well. During the summer, we observed 16 species of bats in the Park. The abundance of bats during this season was not very high, and the places with their most explicit activity were the Zhuravlyne and Polianetske lakes. It was established that 10 species take part in the fall swarming. The most abundant species during swarming was Myotis myotis. The period of swarming lasted from the beginning of September to the end of October. During the period of hibernation, 11 species of bats were observed. The bats were found in 5 of 15 examined caves on Kliuch mountain. The period of hibernation during the 2015/2016 season lasted from the third decade of November to the third decade of March.


bats, species diversity, hibernation, swarming, Skole Beskids.



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