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Barbastella barbastellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Barbastella

3 recognized species, see article.

Barbastella is a small genus of vespertilionid bats. There are three described species in this genus.


Barbastella barbastellus - western barbastelle
Barbastella beijingensis - Beijing barbastelle[1]
Barbastella leucomelas - eastern barbastelle


  1. ^ Zhang, J. S.; Han, N. J.; Jones, G.; Lin, L. K.; Zhang, J. P.; Zhu, G. J.; Huang, D. W.; Zhang, S. Y. (December 2007). "A New Species of Barbastella (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from North China". Journal of Mammalogy 88 (6): 1393–1403. doi:10.1644/07-MAMM-A-114R2.1. JSTOR 25145034.