Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Plecotus > Species: Plecotus auritus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Plecotus auritus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Plecotus auritus begognae de Paz, 1994 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Brown long-eared bat - Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1326


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Braunes Langohr German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brown long-eared bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gacek brunatny Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grootoorvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Korvayökkö Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Laangouer-Flëntermaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate veshgjate Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Langeyrnablaka Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Långörad fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Langøreflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Langøret flagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-urecheat-brun Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-orelhudo-castanho Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago orejudo dorado Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier svetlý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr ušatý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Orecchione comune Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oreillard roux French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pruun-suurkõrv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rjavi uhati netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rudasis ausylis Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sjeverni dugouhi šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Suurkõrv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vespertilio auritus Linnaeus, 1758
Macrotus europaeus Leach, 1816
Vespertilio otus Boie, 1825
Vespertilio cornutus Faber, 1826
Plecotus communis Lesson, 1827
Plecotus brevimanus Jenyns, 1829
Plecotus vulgaris Desmarest, 1829
Plecotus peronii Geoffroy, 1832
Plecotus velatus Geoffroy, 1832
Plecotus bonapartii Gray, 1838
Plecotus megalotus Schinz, 1840

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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