This species has a fairly limited range within the Mediterranean region. There is a record from central Italy (the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park; Russo pers. comm. 2006; Agnelli et al.2004), a record from eastern Montenegro close to the border with Serbia, and it is reported to occur in northern Greece and in Bulgaria. Within Turkey the species was primarily known from the Caucasus area in the northeast but recently Benda and Karatash (2006) published a record from central Anatolia. Occurrence of this species in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Macedonia has not yet been confirmed (M. Paunovic and B. Krystufek pers. comm. 2007).
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Barcode data: Myotis brandtii
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myotis brandtii
Public Records: 52
Specimens with Barcodes: 60
Species With Barcodes: 1
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- 1996Lower Risk/least concern(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
Reserach into the distribution range, population size and trends is required.
Brandt's bat (Myotis brandtii) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found throughout most of Europe and parts of Asia. It is known for its extreme longevity quotient, approximately twice that of humans.
It is named for the German zoologist Johann Friedrich von Brandt.
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