Topic: Bat Conservation Trust list - Common Pipistrelle
It has just come to my attention that the recommended TVK for "Common Pipistrelle" on the Bat Conservation Trust is NHMSYS0020001356, that is Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Schreber, 1774) sensu lato.
I believe this is incorrect and the recommended TVK should be NHMSYS0020001355 (i.e. Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Schreber, 1774) sensu stricto)
My reasoning is thus...
1) The BCT list is post-split of Pipistrelle
2) There is no "sensu stricto" on the BCT list
3) There is a sp agg of Pipistrelle Bat species in addition to the Genus (this is surely not valid as it is a "genus" - should it be "pipistrelle sensu lato"?)
4) When searching for 45khz pip you are presented with NHMSYS0020001356
Chris, I would welcome your thoughts and investigatory powers into this one!
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership