Brandt's bat

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Brandt's bat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Myotis
Species: M. brandtii
Binomial name
Myotis brandtii
(Eversmann, 1845)
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Brandt's bat (Myotis brandtii) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found throughout most of Europe and parts of Asia. It is known for its extreme longevity quotient, approximately twice that of humans.[2]

It is named for the German zoologist Johann Friedrich von Brandt.


The frequencies used by this bat species for echolocation lie between 32 and 103 kHz, have maximum energy density at 51 kHz and have an average duration of 4.2 ms.[3][4]


  1. ^ Hutson AM, Spitzenberger F, Coroiu I, Aulagnier S, Juste J, Karataş A, Palmeirim J & Paunović M (2008). Myotis brandtii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  2. ^ Robert Locke (2006). "The oldest bat". BATS Magazine 24 (2). 
  3. ^ Parsons S and Jones G (2000). "Acoustic identification of twelve species of echolocating bat by discriminant function analysis and artificial neural networks". J Exp Biol 203: 2641–2656. PMID 10934005. 
  4. ^ Obrist MK, Boesch R and Flückiger PF (2004). "Variability in echolocation call design of 26 Swiss bat species: Consequences, limits and options for automated field identification with a synergic pattern recognition approach". Mammalia 68 (4): 307–32. doi:10.1515/mamm.2004.030. 

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