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SCIENTIFIC NAME : Myotis ikonnikovi Ognev, 1912
COMMON NAME: Ikonnikov's bat
SIZE: Body mass 2.7-6.5 g, head and body length ca. 37-43 mm, tail length ca. 30-42 mm, forearm length 30-33 mm, wingspan ca. 18-20 cm.
DESCRIPTION: Ear relatively short, nerrowing to the tip, with small notch on the posterior edge. Facial mask covered with dark hair. Foot mesuared with claws shorter than half of tibia. Wing membrane attaching to the base of the outer toe. Calcar lobe poorly developed but usually present. Fur dense and relatively long. Hairs with black bases; dorsal coloration dark-brown with goldish sheen, ventral coloration whitish-buff. Upper large premolar without additional cusp on the antero-lingual edge; upper molars without paraconules.
DESTRIBUTION: From E. Kazakhstan and Altai Mnts. to Mongolia, Manchuria, Sakhalin, Korea and Japan.
NATURAL HISTORY: Inhabits various types of forests. Roosts in rock crevices, slit-lile shelters in hollow trees and wooden buildings. Emerges for foraging in late dusk. Forages not high form the ground, along forest edges, small rivers and clearings. Diet consists of small flying insects. Flight maheuverable, not fast. Settled species, hibernating in various underground habitats. Biology poorly known.
STATUS: Rarely recorded, but widely distributed species, common in some places. IUCN: «LR: lc».

  Myotis ikonnikovi