|Global range of P. kuhlii (red)|
Vespertilio kuhlii Kuhl, 1817
Kuhl's pipistrelle (Pipistrellus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that lives over large areas of North Africa, southern Europe and Western Asia. It can be found in temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, temperate grassland, rural gardens, and urban areas.
Kuhl's pipistrelle was first named in 1817, under the name Vespertilio kuhlii, in a work by Heinrich Kuhl entitled Die deutschen Fledermäuse ("The bats of Germany"). The specific epithet was chosen by Johann Natterer, who had collected the first specimens, and commemorates Kuhl; under the rules of the ICZN, however, Kuhl himself is regarded as the authority, as the first to report the name.
- S. Aulagnier; J. Juste; A. Karataş; J. Palmeirim & M. Paunović (2008). "Pipistrellus kuhlii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- Heinrich Kuhl (1817). Die deutschen Fledermäuse [The bats of Germany] (in German). Hanau.
- Charles Klaver (2007). Inseparable Friends in Life and Death: Heinrich Kuhl (1797–1821) and Johan Conrad Van Hasselt (1797–1823), Students of Prof. Theo Van Swinderen. Biografieën van Groningse hoogleraren. Barkhuis. p. 93. ISBN 9789077922316.
- Media related to Pipistrellus kuhlii at Wikimedia Commons
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