A new locality record for the Desert long-eared bat, Otonycteris leucophaea (Severcov, 1873) in Iran



Bat fauna of Iran has been well-studied and documented. Up to now, 50 species of bats belonging to 16 genus have been reported from Iran. Here we report collection of two desert long-eared bat, Otonycteris leucophaea specimens from the Parvand Protected Area in the north-east of Iran as a new locality for this rare bat species, showing its range extension toward the central part of Iran.


Long-eared bat, Distribution, Range extension, Khorasan Razavi, the Parvand Protected Area, Iran.

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