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The Large Mouse-Eared Bats of the Middle East, with Description of a New Subspecies
David L. Harrison and Robert E. Lewis
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 42, No. 3 (Aug., 1961), pp. 372-380
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1377034
Page Count: 9
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The greater mouse-eared bat, Myotis myotis Borkhausen, is recorded from Syria and Lebanon and a new subspecies is described, type locality 2 km east of Amchite, Lebanon. This bat exists together with the lesser mouse-eared bat, Myotis blythi Tomes, in certain localities in Syria and Lebanon. The forms M. m. omari Thomas (type locality Derbent, Iran) and M. m. risorius Cheesman (type locality Shiraz, Iran) are considered to be races of M. blythi Tomes, and it is considered likely that risorius is a synonym of omari.
Journal of Mammalogy © 1961 American Society of Mammalogists