Miniopterus pallidus

Miniopterus pallidus, the pale bent-wing bat, is a species of bat found in Middle-East. Until 2010, it was considered as a sub-species of M. schreibersii.[2]

Miniopterus pallidus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Miniopteridae
Genus: Miniopterus
M. pallidus
Binomial name
Miniopterus pallidus
Thomas, 1907

Range and habitatEdit

Distribution of Miniopterus schreibersii species complex

The species was clearly identified in Turkey,[3] but Miniopterus schreibersii pallidus was also recorded in others countries in the Middle East, Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

So far, the species was only recorded in caves,[4] but it is possible that different type of underground roosts are used by this species during the year, as for Miniopterus schreibersii.


This species is listed in the Berne Convention and is specifically targeted by the UNEP-EUROBATS convention.[5]


  1. ^ Çoraman, E. (2021). "Miniopterus pallidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T81633088A89457387. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T81633088A89457387.en. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  2. ^ Furman, A., Postawa, T., Öztunç, T., & Çoraman, E. 2010
  3. ^ Bilgin et al. 2012
  4. ^ Postawa, T., & Furman, A. 2014
  5. ^ EUROBATS (2018). "Resolution 8.2 - EUROBATS Convention" (PDF). Retrieved 4 September 2019. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Literature citedEdit