Otonycteris is a genus of vesper bats. Members of this genus are found in Northern Africa and Central Asia. Until recently, it was thought to be monotypic, but in 2010, the Turkestani long-eared bat was distinguished from the desert long-eared bat; previously, all populations were recognized as the desert long-eared bat.
Currently, it consists of two species:
- Desert long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichii)
- Turkestani long-eared bat (Otonycteris leucophaea)
- Benda, P.; Gvoždík, V. (2010). "Taxonomy of the genus Otonycteris (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Plecotini) as inferred from morphological and mtDNA data" (PDF). Acta Chiropterologica. 12 (1): 83–102. doi:10.3161/150811010x504617.
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