Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Vespertilio > Species: Vespertilio murinus

Parti-coloured bat - Vespertilio murinus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Black Sea - Unknown
Boreal - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unknown
Mediterranean - Unknown
Pannonian - Unknown
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1332


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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
Divkrasainais siksparnis Latvian Latvian NRC
Dvispalvis plikšnys Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvobarvni netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvobojni šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fehértorkú denevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gråskimlig fladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kimolepakko Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate vespertile Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-bicolor Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mroczek posrebrzany Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago bicolor Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier pestrý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr pestrý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Parti-coloured bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sérotine bicolore French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Serotino bicolore Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skimmelflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skimmelflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Suur-nahkhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tweekleurige vleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Zweifarbfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Eptesicus siculus Trouessart, 1910
Vespertilio discolor Kuhl, 1819
Vesperugo discolor Blasius, 1857
Vesperus siculus Verhandl, 1886
Eptesicus murinus Linnaeus, 1758
Vesperus (Marsipolaemus) albogularis Peters, 1872
Vesperus (Marsipolaemus) albigularis Peters, 1872
Veperugo krascheninnikovi Eversmann, 1853
Vespertilio siculus Daday, 1885
Vesperugo discolor luteus Kastschenko, 1905
Vesperugo discolor michnoi Kastschenko, 1905
Vepertilio murinus ussuriensis Wallin, 1969

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 search 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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