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Hypsugo savii (Bonaparte, 1837)

Synonym
  • Vespertilio savii Bonaparte, 1837
  • Pipistrellus savii (Bonaparte, 1837)
Vernacular Name
Savi's Pipistrelle
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Conservation status
Be (II); Bo (EUROBATS); EUHD (IV); RDBUkr: Рідкісні
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This species has a wide range in the Palaearctic (and marginally in Indomalaya), extending from southern Europe and north Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, the Canary Islands of La Palma, Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria, and El Hierro, and the Cape Verde Islands of Santiago and San Vicente) through the Middle East and the Caucasus to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and northern India (Horácek and Benda 2004, Wilson and Reeder 2005). It occurs from sea level to 3,000 m. In the western part of its range it generally occurs at low densities and is restricted by its habitat requirements, but it is abundant in some European areas bordering the Mediterranean. Summer maternity colonies usually number 20-70 females. In the Canary Islands it is the commonest bat species. In the eastern part of its range population size and trends are not known (Molur et al. 2002). It forages over open woodland, pasture and wetlands, and often feeds at lights in rural areas, towns and cities. It roosts in rock crevices, occasionally in fissures in buildings or under bark, rarely in underground habitats. Found mainly in uplands and mountains in North Africa, foraging over water and prairies, roosting in crevices of rocks, trees and buildings. Occurs around cliffs and in rocky areas and deep valleys in the Canaries. Nothing is known about the migratory behaviour of this species (Hutterer et al. 2005). Migration is suspected in Europe but the longest movement recorded is 250 km.
Book reference
  • Башта А.-Т. Hypsugo savii Bonaparte, 1856 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) – новий вид фауни рукокрилих Карпатського регіону (Україна) // Науковий вісник Ужгородського університету. Серія Біологія. – 2012. – Вип. 33. – C.192-194.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Mammalia
Vespertilioniformes
Vespertilionidae