First records of European free-tailed bat Tadarida teniotis Rafinesque, 1818 (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in Friuli Venezia Giulia region in NE Italy

Authors

  • Maja Zagmajster University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Luca Dorigo Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale, Via Marangoni 39, IT-33100 Udine
  • Luca Lapini Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale, Via Marangoni 39, IT-33100 Udine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.17.2.77-84

Keywords:

Chiroptera, Tadarida teniotis, Friuli Venezia Giulia, first records, echolocation

Abstract

The European free-tailed bat Tadarida teniotis is distributed mainly in the southern part of Europe, with gaps in the currently known distribution range. During the 2014 bat detector survey in Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy, the species was recorded for the first time in the region. It was observed at three sites in Laghetti delle Noghere Nature Reserve (ca. 600 m from the border with Slovenia), where it was also feeding, and at a site near the border with the Veneto region. With these observations, the number of all recorded bat species in Friuli Venezia Giulia increased to 30. It remains to be answered with further studies, whether T. teniotis is a regular part of the regional fauna or an occasional vagrant only.

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30.12.2015

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Zagmajster, M., Dorigo, L., & Lapini, L. (2015). First records of European free-tailed bat Tadarida teniotis Rafinesque, 1818 (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in Friuli Venezia Giulia region in NE Italy. Natura Sloveniae, 17(2), 77-84. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.17.2.77-84

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