publication . Article . 2019

Potential geographic distribution and habitat suitability of the Greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Iran

Saeed Shahabi; Mozafar Sharifi; Vahid Akmali;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2019 Journal: Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity (issn: 2588-3526, eissn: 2588-3526, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arak university
Abstract
We present a review of earlier records of the greater horseshoe bat distribution in Iran together with new distribution records of this bat obtained during recent years (2012–2016). The present study describes 41 new localities that increase the species known range mainly over Zagros and Elburz ranges at elevations between 27 - 2560 m above sea level. Moreover, based on these data potential geographic distribution of the greater horseshoe bat has been estimated using the Maximum Entropy modeling (MaxEnt). The MaxEnt model showed that the environmental variables including bio-12 <strong>(</strong>average annual precipitation), bio-6 <strong>(</strong>minimum temp...
Subjects
free text keywords: Chiroptera, habitat suitability, MaxEent, new records, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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