Flora and Fauna of Elasyn Cave

Elasyn (or Sokolinaya) cave is located in the Elasyntau mountain on the left bank of the Khazhinovskaya Shida river. The cave is located in a zone of typical broad-leaved lime-maple-oak forests with a poor floristic composition. At the same time, it is the most important refuge for wintering and preserving the population of the brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus).). 

Иллюстрация №1. Вход в пещеру Еласын
Brown long-eared bat - from The Red Data Book of the Republic of Bashkortostan

The material was prepared jointly with the Institute of Biology of the Ufa Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

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