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 - Unknown
Black Sea - Unknown
Boreal - Good
Continental - Poor
Mediterranean - Poor
Pannonian - Good
Steppic - Good
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 2013-2018 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

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

39 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-01-28 Denmark 2nd submission 2007-2012 DK_species_reports-131220-95922.xml
2014-01-08 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE 2007_2012 Luxembourg LU_species_reports-13823-134519.xml
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-30 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Vespertilio murinus
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Vespertilio murinus
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Vespertilio murinus
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Vespertilio murinus
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Vespertilio murinus
2008-03-03 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-02-28 France rapport France Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-02-26 Denmark DK Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Vespertilio murinus
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-01-16 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2008-01-15 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE Luxembourg Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Vespertilio murinus
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Vespertilio murinus
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