The Detection of Partial Albinism at Three Species of Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in European Part of Russia


The first time for the territory of European Russia describes the cases of catching bats with signs of albinism. This article describes the detection of three species of bats with partial albinism in European part of Russia. There are four animal units of Eptesicus serotinus turcomanus that are stored in Penza State University. They were procured in Astrahan region in 1992 and in 1996. One more animal was found in Volgograd region in 2004. All these animals have white spots of different size and shape on their abdominal part of body. In 2012 it was caught a young female of Pipistrellus nathusii in Samarskaya Luka (Samara region) and in 2013 the scientists found a mature female of Myotis mystacinus. Both animals had a light-colored fur, red eyes and with almost white ears. Moreover, they had pale-pink noses and extremities.

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Smirnov, D. , Vekhnik, V. , Kurmaeva, N. and Baishev, F. (2014) The Detection of Partial Albinism at Three Species of Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in European Part of Russia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 4, 291-296. doi: 10.4236/ojas.2014.45037.

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