Topic: Bat designation problems in R6 and wider
I have just noticed whilst reporting on bat species on the Scottish Biodiversity List in R6 it omits records from Common Pipistrelle (TVK NHMSYS0020001355).
I think this is incorrect.
It does however list records for Pipistrellus pipistrellus sensu lato TVKNHMSYS0020001356.
Interestingly, if you view the NBN gateway entry for Common Pipistrelle (TVK NHMSYS0020001355) it shows no designations listed whatsoever!
The issue for the SB list may have arisen from the spreadsheet on the Scottish Government site (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Envir … tylist/SBL) which lists 'Pipistrellus pipistrellus' but the map link is to the TVK for the sensu lato taxon (NHMSYS0020001356), whereas I think this should be to the sensu stricto Common Pipistrelle as the technical report refers specifically to 'Common Pipistrelle'.
Anyway, unless I'm missing something obvious there seems to be something fishy about all this and it would be good if this could be clarified and fixed in a future update...
SWSEIC (formerly DGERC)