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Eptesicus nilssoni.jpg
Northern bat (Eptesicus nilssoni)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Subfamily: Vespertilioninae
Genus: Eptesicus
Rafinesque, 1820

Eptesicus is a genus of bats, commonly called house bats or serotine bats, in the family Vespertilionidae.[1]

The 25 species within this genus are:


  1. ^ Simmons, Nancy B. (2005), "Chiroptera", in Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.), Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 312–529, ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0, retrieved 2 October 2009
  2. ^ Zagorodniuk I. 2009. Morphology of post-calcarial lobe in bats and its variation in Eptesicus “serotinus” (Mammalia). Visnyk Lviv University. Series Biology. 2009. Issue 51.