Sergei V. Kruskop

Born in Moscow on February, 13, 1972
Graduated from Biological and Chemical faculty of Moscow pedagogical state university in 1994 .
Employment: Zoological museum of Moscow state university (ZMMU), Theriological section (leading researcher, since 2009 - head of the Section).
Address: Ul. Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 6, 125009 Moscow, Russia. Tel.: +7 (495) 629-4860 Phax: +7 (495) 629-4825

PhD thesis was defended in 1998 ("Eco-morphological diversity of plain-nosed bats (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera)").
Member of the All-Russian theriological society since 1995. Scientific interests — faunistic of bats and other small mammals, systematic and community structure in bats. In last ten years the main current of work was the investigation of ecomorphological diversity of the plain-nosed bats (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) and thier role in the Old World bat assemblages. In the present moment the taxonomical works may be considered as of the greatest interest, concerning problematic groups of Vespertilionid bats, such as "mystacinus", "siligorensis" and "daubentonii" species groups of the genus Myotis.
Sergei Kruskop took part in scientific voyages and expeditions to various parts of Russia and also to Ethiopia, Nepal and Vietnam. The results of these trips — voucher specimens (predominantly preserving in ZMMU), ecological observations, new faunistic records and descriptions of the new species of bats.
Besides the scientific work, Sergei Kruskop provides certain popular scientific activity, delivering public lectures. Also, he made scientifically reliable illustrations for popular books, published in Moscow publishing houses "Onyx" and "Astrel". Popular books about bat diversity and mammals of the Central Russia were published by Phiton XXI publishing house.
Also currently Sergei Kruskop is an editor-in-chief of the Russian chiropterological journal Plecotus et al.

New bat taxa, described by S. Kruskop:
Myotis mystacinus mongolicus ssp. nov. Kruskop & Borissenko, 1996
Plecotus balensis sp. nov. Kruskop & Lavrenchenko, 2000
Myotis annamiticus sp. nov. Kruskop & Tsytsulina, 2001
Murina ussuriensis katerinae ssp. nov. Kruskop, 2005
Murina harpioloides sp. nov. Kruskop & Eger, 2008
Myotis phanluongi sp. nov. Borisenko, Kruskop & Ivanova, 2008
Myotis badius sp. nov. Tiunov, Kruskop & Jiang Feng, 2011
Myotis annatessae sp. nov. Kruskop, Borisenko, 2013
Hipposideros grandis consonensis ssp. nov. Kruskop, 2015
Myotis ancricola sp. nov. Kruskop, Borisenko, Dudorova & Artyushin, 2018

Alionoctula subgen. nov. Kruskop, Solovyeva & Kaznadzey, 2018
Barbastellapacificasp. nov. Kruskop, Kawai & Tiunov, 2019
Mirostrellus gen. nov. Gorfol, Kruskop, Tu, Estok, Son & Csorba 2020

Number of publications (scientific articles and books) - about 105.
Major publications:

  • Pavlinov I.Ja., Borissenko A.V., Kruskop S.V., Yakhontov E.L. 1995. [Mammals of Eurasia]. II. Non-Rodentia. A taxonomic and geographical reference. Sbornik Trudov Zoologicheskogo Museia MGU. Vol. 33. O. L. Rossolimo, ed. Moscow. Izdatel'stvo MGU. 333 p. [in Russian]
  • Kruskop S.V. 2000. [Mammals of Moscow region.] Identification manual. Moscow, MCSAN, 172 pp. [in Russian]
  • Borissenko A.V., Kruskop S.V. 2003. Bats of Vietnam and adjacent territories. An Identification manual. Moscow, "Geos". 204 pp.
  • Kruskop S.V., Borissenko A.V. 1996. A new subspecies of Myotis mystacinus (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) from East Asia. Acta Theriologica, 41 (3): 331-335.
  • Borissenko A. V., S. V. Kruskop. 1997. Myotis lucifugus from Kamchatka: a reassessment of the record. Mammalia, 61 (3): 399-409.
  • Csorba G., Kruskop S.V., Borissenko A.V. 1999. Recent records of bats (Chiroptera) from Nepal, with remarks on their natural history. Mammalia, 63(1): 61-78.
  • Kruskop, S.V. 1999. Ecomorphological diversity of plain-nosed bats (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera). Folia Theriologica Estonica, 4: 1-33.
  • Kruskop, S.V. 2000. [Bats in caves of Ke Bang karst area (Central Vietnam).] Plecotus et al., 3: 114-120. [in Russian with English summary]
  • Kruskop, S.V. 2000. [New records of bats in Central Vietnam.] Plecotus et al., 3: 121-128. [in Russian with English summary]
  • Kruskop S.V., Lavrenchenko L.A. 2000. A new species of the long-eared bat (Plecotus; Vespertilionidae, Mammalia) from Ethiopia. Myotis, 38: 5-17.
  • Borissenko A.V., Kruskop S.V., Dorokhina E.V. 2001. [Bats (Chiroptera, Mammalia) of Vu Quang Nature Reserve: structure and eco-morphological peculiarities of community.] in: Matherials of Zoological and Botanical studies in Vu Quang Nature Reserve (Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam), Moscow - Ha Noi, pp. 190-215. [in Russian with English summary]
  • Kruskop S.V. 2001. [Subspecific affiliation of Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from the Altai.] Plecotus et al., 4: 13-19. [in Russian with English summary]
  • Kruskop S.V., Tsytsulina E.A. 2001. A new big-footed mouse-eared bat (Myotis, Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) from Vietnam. Mammalia, 65(1): 63-72.
  • Lavrenchenko L.A., Kruskop S.V., Morozov P.N. 2004. Notes on the bats (Chiroptera) collected by the Joint Ethiopian-Russian Biological Expedition, with remarks on their systematics, distribution, and ecology. Bonner zool. Beitr., 52: 127-147.
  • Kruskop S. V. 2005. Towards the taxonomy of the Russian Murina (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera). Russian Journal of Theriology, 4(2): 91-99.
  • Matveev V.A., Kruskop S.V., Kramerov D.A. 2005. Revalidation of Myotis petax Hollister, 1912, and its new status in connection with M. daubentonii (Kuhl, 1817) (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera). Acta Chiropterologica, 7(1): 23-37.
  • Kruskop S.V., Eger J.L. 2008. A new species of tube-nosed bat Murina (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) from Vietnam. – Acta Chiropterologica, 10(2): 213-220.
  • Borisenko A.V., Kruskop S.V., Ivanona N.V. 2008. A new mouse-eared bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Vietnam. – Russian Journal of Theriology, 7(2): 57-69.
  • Artyushin I.V., Bannikova A.A., Lebedev V.S., Kruskop S.V. 2009. Mitochondrial DNA relationships among North Palaearctic Eptesicus (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) and past hybridization between Common Serotine and Northern Bat. – Zootaxa 2262: 40-52.
  • Abramov A.V., Kruskop S.V., Schinov A.V. 2009. Small mammals of the Dalat Plateau, southern Vietnam. – Russian Journal of Theriology, 8(2): 61-73.
  • Francis C. M., A. V. Borisenko, N. V. Ivanova, J. L. Eger, B. K. Lim, A. Guillen-Servent, S. V. Kruskop, I. Mackie, P. D. N. Hebert. 2010. The Role of DNA Barcodes in Understanding and Conservation of Mammal Diversity in Southeast Asia. – PLoS ONE, 5(9): 1-12.
    Kruskop S. V., A. V. Shchinov. 2010. New remarkable bat records in Hoang Lien Son mountain range, northern Vietnam. – Russian Journal of Theriology, 9(1): 1-8.
  • Lavrenchenko L. A., S. V. Kruskop, A. Bekele, G. Belay, P. N. Morozov, Yu. F. Ivlev, A. A. Warshavsky. 2010. Mammals of the Babille Elephant Sanctuary (Eastern Ethiopia). – Russian Journal of Theriology, 9(2): 47-60.
  • Rosina V. V., S. V. Kruskop. 2011. The validity of the species Myotis podlesicensis Kowalski, 1956 (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) from the Early Pliocene of Poland. – Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, 260(1): 1-10.
  • Tiunov M. P., S. V. Kruskop, Jiang Feng. 2011. A new mouse-eared bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from South China. – Acta Chiropterologica, 13(2): 271-278.
  • Kruskop S. V. 2011. New data on the bat fauna of Con Dao Islands. – Russian Journal of Theriology, 10(2): 37-46.
  • Abramov A. V., S. V. Kruskop. 2012. The mammal fauna of Cat Ba Island, northern Vietnam. – Russian Journal of Theriology, 11(1): 57-72.
  • Kruskop, S. V., A. V. Borisenko, N. V. Ivanova, B. K. Lim, J. L. Eger. 2012. Genetic diversity of northeastern Palaearctic bats as revealed by DNA barcodes. – Acta Chiropterologica, 14(1):1-14.
  • Kruskop, S. V. 2012. Order Chiroptera. – In: I. Ya. Pavlinov, A. A. Lissovsky (eds.), The Mammals of Russia: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. KMK scientific press, Moscow: 73-126.
  • Artyushin, I. V., V. S. Lebedev, D. G. Smirnov, S. V. Kruskop. 2012. Taxonomic position of the Bobrinski's serotine (Eptesicus bobrinskoi, Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera). – Acta Chiropterologica, 14: 291-303.
  • Artyushin I., V. Lebedev, A. Bannikova, S. Kruskop. 2012. A molecular reappraisal of the taxonomic status of Eptesicus serotinus turcomanus. – Vespertilio, 16: 31-42.
  • Kruskop S.V. 2013. New record of poorly known bat Myotis phanluongi (Mammalia, Chiroptera) from Southern Vietnam. — Russian Journal of Theriology, 12(2): 79-81.
  • Kruskop S. V., A. V. Borisenko. 2013. A new species of South-East Asian Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with comments on Vietnamese 'whiskered bats'. – Acta Chiropterologica, 15(2): 293-305.
  • Kruskop S. V. 2014. Valid name for the Pratt's leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros pratti (Hipposideridae, Chiroptera, Mammalia). – Russian Journal of Theriology, 13(2): 105-108.
  • Kruskop S. V. 2015. Dark and pale: taxonomic status of the barbastelle (Barbastella: Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) from Central Asia. – Acta Chiropterologica, 17(1): 49-57.
  • Kruskop S.V., Benda P., Vasenkov D.A., Lavrenchenko L.A. 2016. First records of bats from the Alatish National Park, north-western Ethiopia (Chiroptera). Lynx, nova serie (Praha), 47: 51-69.
  • Abramov A.V., Kruskop S.V., Shchinov A.V. 2018. Mammals of Con Son Island, southern Vietnam. Russian Journal of Theriology, 17(1): 1-16.
  • Kruskop S.V., Borisenko A.V., Dudorova A.V., Artyushin I.V. 2018. Description of a new Indochinese Myotis (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with additional data on the "M. annatessae" species complex. Russian Journal of Theriology, 17(1): 17-31.
  • Artyushin I.V., Kruskop S.V., Lebedev V.S., Bannikova A.A. 2018. Molecular phylogeny of Serotines (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Eptesicus): evolutionary and taxonomical aspects of the E. serotinus species group. Biology Bulletin, 45(5): 469-477.
  • Kruskop S.V., Solovyeva E.N., Kaznadzey A.D. 2018. Unusual Pipistrelle: Taxonomic position of the Malayan Noctule (Pipistrellus stenopterus; Vespertilionidae; Chiroptera). Zoological Studies, 57(60): 1-15.
  • Kruskop S.V., Kawai K., Tiunov M.P. 2019. Taxonomic status of the barbastelles (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Barbastella) from the Japanese archipelago and Kunashir Island. Zootaxa, 4567(3): 461-476.
  • Kruskop S.V. 2019. New cases of polyodontia in the dawn bat, Eonycteris spelaea (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Russian Journal of Theriology, 18(2): 41-43.
  • Ly Ngoc Tu, Bui Tuan Hai, Motokawa M., Oshida T., Endo H., Abramov A.V., Kruskop S.V., Nguyen Van Minh, Vu Thuy Duong, Le Duc Minh, Nguyen Thi Tham, Rawson B., Nguyen Truong Son 2019. Small mammals of the Song Thanh and Saola Quang Nam Nature Reserves, central Vietnam. Russian Journal of Theriology, 18(2): 54-70.
  • Gorfol T., Kruskop S.V., Vuong Tan Tu, Estok P., Nguyen Truong Son, Csorba G. 2020. A new genus of vespertilionid bat: the end of a long journey for Joffres Pipistrelle (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 101(2): 331-348.


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