Institut für Biologie der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


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Erforschung biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (2021) band 14: 231-241.


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Many bat species depend on a high value of healthy and undisturbed forests with a high ratio of roost sites in old tree stands. This investigation focused on the diversity, distribution and reproduction status of bats within the area of Lazovsky State Nature Reserve. The importance of an area for bats can be measured by the ratio of reproduction. The most important and sensitive time in a bats yearly circle is the time of hibernation in winter and the reproduction time of females. From the beginning of July to the end of August 2007, in total 139 bats of eight species were captured within the area of Lazovsky Zapovednik. For all species, evidence of reproduction could be provided. The amount of reproducing females and juvenile bats indicates the areas relevance for the bats of the region. The distribution of the Ussuri Tube-Nosed Bat (Murina ussuriensis Ognev, 1913) is limited to the Far Eastern Region. 14 individuals of this species were captured during July and August, mostly female and juvenile bats, indicating the importance of the area for this species. Knowledge of the ecology, habitat conditions and distribution of the Ussuri Tube-Nosed Bat is scarce and further baseline research focusing on this species would be helpful to define conservation aims in Primorye.