Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing
Myotisbechsteinii, Bechstein's Myotis [English]
Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)
Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Vulnerable
Comments: For discussion of correct spelling (bechsteinii, not bechsteini) see Bogdanowicz and Kock (1998). Apparently closely related to daubentonii; see Ruedi and Mayer (2001). Reviewed by Horácek et al. (2000) and Baagøe (2001a)
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