Release:2018, Vol. 4. №3
About the authors:Dilbar E. Tadzhibaeva, Researcher, Institute of Natural Sciences, Khujand State University (Tajikistan); email@example.com
On the southern slope of the Kuramin Range (belonging to Tajikistan), 13 species of bats are noted. N. A. Severtsov identified one species in the extreme south-west — Otonycteris leucophaea (Severcov, 1873), while T. K. Khabilov detected 11 more bats in 1976-1988. In 2015-2017, we have located 9 species of bats in this territory, including another species new to the fauna of bats of Tajikistan — Rhinolophus Lepidus (Blyth, 1844).
Of the 13 species of bats mentioned above, we did not find 4 types: Myotis emarginatus, M. mystacinus, Vespertilio murinus, and O. leucophaea. The Koni-Mansur cave in the vicinity of Adrasman, where the largest summer colony of sharp-eared night-dwellers lived in northern Tajikistan, has been destroyed as a result of mining works. In the vicinity of Zarnisor, the first wintering of M. blythii in Tajikistan was found, and a new item of this species and a Rhinolophus hipposideros was indicated on the Kuramin ridge (Kansai).