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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 pdfBashta, A.-T., Ivashkiv, I., Krokhmal, A. New records of Myotis alcathoe (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) in Ukraine. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 163–165.



New records of Myotis alcathoe (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) in Ukraine


Bashta, A.-T., Ivashkiv, I., Krokhmal, A.


Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians, NAS of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 163–165.





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


A male Myotis alcathoe (FA = 32,1 mm, D5 = 41 mm, G = 4,1 g) was caught using mist-net on 12 September 2016 near the entrence of the Medova Cave (49°49'16,3"N, 24°05'23"E; 357 m a.s.l.), which is located in the southeastern outskirts of Lviv city (Western Ukraine). This is the first record of M.alcathoe in the city of Lviv. Observations of M. alcathoe at the cave entrance during the swarming period confirms the use of underground shelters by this species for hibernation. The species is part of the bat communities of old deciduous forests, which was confirmed by ultrasound investigations in summer.


Myotis alcathoe, swarming, Lviv, Ukraine.



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