Mammals of Lesvos

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Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe


Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Tsiknias River, May 2013
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A COMPLETE CHECKLIST OF MAMMALS OF LESVOS

with thanks to Eleni Galinou and Liz Dudley

Species name Scientific name
Eastern European Hedgehog Erinaceus concolor
Bicoloured Shrew Crocidura leucodon
Lesser White-toothed Shrew Crocidura suaveolens
Etruscan Shrew Suncus etruscus
European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis
Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
Lesser Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus hipposideros
Blasius’ Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus blasii
Mehely’s Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus mehelyi
Serotine (Bat) Eptesicus serotinus
Schreiber’s Bent-winged Bat Miniopterus schreibersii
Lesser Mouse-eared Myotis (Bat) Myotis blythii
Long-fingered Bat Myotis capaccinii
Greater Mouse-eared Bat Myotis myotis
Lesser Noctule (Bat) Nyctalus leisleri
Noctule (Bat) Nyctalus noctula
Nathusius’ Pipistrelle (Bat) Pipistrellus nathusii
Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
European Hare Lepus europaeus
European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
Caucasian Squirrel Sciurus anomalus
Lesser Mole Rat Nanospalax leucodon
Günther’s Vole Microtus guentheri
Yellow-necked Field Mouse Apodemus flavicollis
Eastern Broad-toothed Field Mouse Apodemus mystacinus
Long-tailed Field Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus
House Mouse Mus domesticus
Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus
House Rat Rattus rattus
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Least Weasel Mustela nivalis
Stone Martin Martes foina
Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra
Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus monachus
Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis
Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Common Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncates

Reference
Valakos, S., Paphilis, P., Georgiakakis, P., Papamichael, G., Lymberakis, P., Chrysi, S. & Taxidis, K. Natural History of Lesvos: Wild mammals. 2012. Mitilini- Lesvos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Natural History Collection of Vrisa Lesvos (English translation of Greek citation – the book is wholly in Greek)

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