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Volume 80, Issue 5


Putative predation of Miniopterus schreibersii (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) by Zamenis longissimus (Colubridae, Reptilia) in the Albanian National Park of Prespa Lakes

Philippe Théou
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Published Online: 2015-08-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0003


In the frame of monitoring the bat population in the Albanian National Park of Prespa Lakes, a Zamenis longissimus has been observed eating a Miniopterus schreibersii inside a cave. This putative predation is the first record of snake predation on M. schreibersii in Europe.

Keywords: Albania; Chiroptera; Prespa


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Corresponding author: Philippe Théou, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Tirana, Bulevardi Zogu i Parë, Tirana 1010, Albania, e-mail:

Received: 2015-01-07

Accepted: 2015-07-27

Published Online: 2015-08-26

Published in Print: 2016-09-01

Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 80, Issue 5, Pages 571–572, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0003.

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