Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Plecotus > Species: Plecotus austriacus

Grey long-eared bat - Plecotus austriacus (Fischer, 1829)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Macaronesian - Unknown
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • heathland and shrub
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1329


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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
Gacek szary Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grå långörad fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grå langøreflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grå langøret flagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Graues Langohr German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grey long-eared bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Grijze grootoorvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gro Laangouer-Flëntermaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hall-suurkõrv Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Harmaakorvayökkö Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Juzni dugouhi šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate veshgjate i hirte Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-orelhudo-cinzento Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago orejudo gris Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier sivý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr dlouhouchý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Orecchione meridionale Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oreillard gris French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pilkasis ausylis Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sivi uhati netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vespertilio auritus austriacus Fischer, 1829
Plecotus ariel Thomas, 1911
Plecotus auritus meridionalis Martino, 1940
Plecotus mordax Thomas, 1926
Plecotus wardi Thomas, 1911
Plecotus cristiei Gray, 1838
Plecotus auritus hispanicus Bauer, 1957
Plecotus kirschbaumii Koch, 1860
Plecotus auritus brevipes Koch, 1863
Plecotus auritus macrobullaris Kuzyakin, 1965

Other resources

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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