Bat ID anyone?!

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Bat ID anyone?!

Postby Vlad Cioflec » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:15 pm

I found this picture form a geology camp form the Carpathian Mountains in august 2002. I was called just in time to rescue the bat from the uneducated `locals`... :roll:

Bat.jpg
Lifer awaiting your confirmation :)

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=45.5825964&lon=24.6278811&z=7&l=0&m=b

Here is the habitat and another cool inhabitant ;) :

Basecamp.jpg
1500 m asl


adder.jpg
my first ever berus!


Cheers!
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Re: Bat ID anyone?!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:48 am

A knowledgeable friend goes for Myotis mystacinus.

A colleague of mine tells me that you can't rule out at least Myotis alcathoe and Myotis aurescens, and that these can hardly by distinguished based on morphology.
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Re: Bat ID anyone?!

Postby Vlad Cioflec » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:05 pm

Many thanks Jeroen,

So definitely a Myotis. Good to know, as it was buggin` me for over a decade!
Time now to bring out the lucky three-sided coin and get it over with. :mrgreen:
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