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Article name THE BATS (CHIROPTERA; MAMMALIA) OF MORDOVIA: SPECIFIC STRUCTURE AND FEATURES OF DISTRIBUTION
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Oleg N. Artaev, PhD, Senior Researcher, Mordovia State Nature Reserve; 431230, Russia, Republic of Mordovia, Temnikov region, Pushta; e-mail: artaev@gmail.com
Dmitriy G. Smirnov, Dr. Sc., Professor of the Department of Zoology and Ecology, Penza State University; 440026, Russia, Penza region, Penza, Krasnaya Street, 40; e-mail: eptesicus@mail.ru

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Artaev O.N., Smirnov D.G. 2016. The bats (Chiroptera; Mammalia) of Mordovia: specific structure and features of distribution. Nature Conservation Research 1(1): 38–51.

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This article presents the specific structure and distribution of the bats made in the territory of the Republic of Mordovia (Central Russia) from the first half of the 20th century to the present. Occurence, relative abundance and patterns of distribution are briefly assessed for rare species. On this base, recommendations for inclusion these bats in the regional Red Data Book are presented. .In Mordovia twelve species of bats have been observed. There are widespread and numerous species: Pipistrellus nathusii, Myotis daubentonii, M. dasycneme, Nyctalus noctula and Vespertilio murinus. Widespread but less numerous species are: Myotis brandtii and Plecotus auritus. Finally, rare species are: Myotis nattereri, Nyctalus lasiopterus, N. leisleri, Pipistrellus pygmaeus and P. kuhlii.

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abundance, bats, Chiroptera, distribution, fauna, Mordovia, occurrence, Red Book

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