Dokuchaev N.E. 2015. Uropatagium venation pattern in bats as diagnostic character (by the example of genus Myotis) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.14. No.2: 129–132 [in English].

Nikolai E. Dokuchaev [], Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Portovaya str. 18, Magadan 685000, Russia.

ABSTRACT. By the example of genus Myotis it was shown that venation pattern on uropatagium of bats in some cases can be used as diagnostic character. Venation features on uropatagium allow easy to separate Daubenton’s bat, eastern water bat, big-footed bat, and pond bat from Brandt’s bat, Siberian bat, whiskered bat, and Ikonnikov’s bat.

KEY WORDS: bats, Chiroptera, Myotis, uropatagium, uropatagium venation.

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