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Portugal Distribution Maps (Using 10x10km Grid Squares) for Mammals found on Wildlife Reserve in Baixo Alentejo


Western Hedgehog

Greater White-toothed Shrew

Iberian Mole

Kuhl's Pipistrelle

Common Pipistrelle

Soprano Pipistrelle

The Soprano Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) is a small bat that in taxonomy was only formally separated from the common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) in 1999.
The two species were first distinguished on the basis of their different frequency echolocation calls. The common pipistrelle uses a call of 45 kHz, while the soprano pipistrelle echolocates at 55 kHz. The two species are sometimes called the 45 kHz pipistrelle and the 55 kHz pipistrelle, or the bandit pipistrelle(common) and the brown pipistrelle (soprano). Since the two species were split, a number of other differences, in appearance, habitat and food, have also been discovered.

Iberian Hare

Iberian Rabbit

Southwestern Water Vole

Mediterranean Pine Vole


Wood Mouse


Black Rat

House Mouse

Garden Dormouse



Iberian Fox




Mediterranean Polecat

Beech Marten

Iberian Badger

Eurasian Otter

Common Genet

Iberian Mongoose

European Wildcat

Wild Boar






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Use of the above maps, excluding those for Bats, courtesy of Bencatel J., Sabino-Marques H., Álvares F., Moura A.E. & Barbosa A.M. (2019) Atlas de Mamíferos de Portugal (2ª edição): http://atlas-mamiferos.uevora.pt

Use of the above Bat maps courtesy of Atlas dos Morcegos de Portugal Continental, 2013, ICNF (Instituto Português da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas).


European Distribution Maps (Using 50x50km Grid Squares) for the Mammals found here can be found at: European Mammal Maps




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