A new distribution record of the European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from the western Himalaya, India

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Rohit Chakravarty


The distribution of the European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis extends from southern Europe and northern Africa to Myanmar.  In India it is known only from Bihar, West Bengal and Kerala.  This study records the species for the first time in the western Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.  Echolocation calls were found to be higher in frequency and shorter in duration than reported in previous studies.  Extensive acoustic surveys are recommended to assess the distribution of this species in India.

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Chakravarty, R. 2017. A new distribution record of the European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from the western Himalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 7 (Jul. 2017), 10463–10467. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3462.9.7.10463-10467.
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