On occurrence of Myotis capaccinii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in western Iran

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Razi University Center for Environmental Studies, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Baghabrisham 67149, Kermanshah, Iran


Myotis capaccinii has only been reported from southern Iran in five localities close to each other within a radius of approximately 100 Kilometers. Five males and two females collected from two new localities for this bat are recorded. Among these bats one pregnant female reared in a flight cage for 9 month provided data for postnatal growth and life history characteristics of the species. Various external and cranial measurements obtained from these specimens have been compared with specimens taken from southern Iran and indicate that M.capaccinii reported from western Iran belong to M.capaccinii bureschi.