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Plecotus  E. Geoffroy, 1818
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180026

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): big-eared bats [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vespertilionid bats  
                                           SubfamilyVespertilioninae Gray, 1821  
                                              TribePlecotini Gray, 1866  
                                                 GenusPlecotus E. Geoffroy, 1818 – big-eared bats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Species Plecotus alpinus Kiefer and Veith, 2002 – Alpine Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus ariel Thomas, 1911  
                                                    Species Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) – brown big-eared bat, Brown Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus austriacus (J. Fischer, 1829) – gray big-eared bat, Gray Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus balensis Kruskop and Lavrenchenko, 2000 – Bale Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus christiei Gray, 1838  
                                                    Species Plecotus homochrous Hodgson, 1847  
                                                    Species Plecotus kolombatovici Dulic, 1980 – Kolombatovic's Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus kozlovi Bobrinskii, 1926  
                                                    Species Plecotus macrobullaris Kuzyakin, 1965  
                                                    Species Plecotus ognevi Kishida, 1927  
                                                    Species Plecotus sacrimontis G. M. Allen, 1908  
                                                    Species Plecotus sardus Mucedda, Kiefer, Pidinchedda and Veith, 2002 – Sardinian Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus strelkovi Spitzenberger, 2006  
                                                    Species Plecotus taivanus Yoshiyuki, 1991 – Taiwan big-eared bat, Taiwan Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus teneriffae Barrett-Hamilton, 1907 – Canary big-eared bat, Canary Long-eared Bat 
                                                    Species Plecotus turkmenicus Strelkov, 1988  
                                                    Species Plecotus wardi Thomas, 1911  

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Plecotus    
  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Plecotus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Spitzenberger, Friederike, Peter Strelkov, Hans Winkler, and Elisabeth Haring  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: A preliminary revision of the genus Plecotus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) based on genetic and morphological results   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologica Scripta, vol. 35, no. 3   
  Page(s): 187-230   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0300-3256   
  Notes: DOI:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00224.x   
  Reference for: Plecotus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Plecotus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Does not include Idionycteris or Corynorhinus; see Williams et al. (1970), Tumlinson and Douglas (1992), Frost and Timm (1993), Bogdanowicz et al. (1998), and Hoofer and Van Den Bussche (2001). See C. Jones (1977) for a key to species of Plecotus and Corynorhinus, but note that new species have been described since that publication  



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