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 (sĕr′ə-tĭn, -tīn′)
Any of a several bats of the genus Eptesicus, especially E. serotinus, of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

[From New Latin sērōtinus, specific epithet, from Latin, coming late (from its habit of appearing late in the evening); see serotinous.]
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(Biology) biology Also: serotinal or serotinous produced, flowering, or developing late in the season
(Animals) either of two insectivorous bats, Eptesicus serotinus or Vespertilio serotinus: family Vespertilionidae
[C16: from Latin sērōtinus late, from sērus late; applied to the bats because they fly late in the evening]
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Noun1.serotine - common brown bat of Europeserotine - common brown bat of Europe    
vespertilian bat, vespertilionid - a variety of carnivorous bat
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The importance of linear landscape elements for the pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus and the serotine bat Eptesicus serotinus.
Now Public Health England says a dead serotine bat at an undisclosed location in Dorset was infected with European Bat Lyssavirus 1.
"A bat survey for the site revealed evidence of five bat species and possible indication that Serotine bats may use the woodland," they wrote.
Mitochondrial DNA signatures at different spatial scales: from the effects of the Straits of Gibraltar to population structure in the meridional serotine bat (Eptesicus isabellinus).
The most active species during that period, and along the year, were the small-sized Kuhl's pipistrelle, Pipistrellus kuhlii, beyond the medium-sized Isabelline serotine, Eptesicus isabellinus, two southern species in the Western Palaearctic.
Therefore, the size factor in ASTM D1990, which was derived from North American--grown species of Douglas-fir, hem-fir, southern pine (Pinus palustris Mill., Pinus echinata Mill., Pinus taeda L., Pinus elliottii Engelm., Pinus rigida Mill, and Pinus serotine Michx.), and sprucepine--fir (Picea spp., Pinus spp.
Recently, Jung and Slough (2012) reported an isabelline-colored American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), and we are aware of 2 mammalian taxa that are named after their "washed out" coloration: the pale-colored Meridional Serotine Bat (Eptesicus isabellinus) found near the Strait of Gibraltar, and a sandy-colored subspecies of Brown Bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) found in central Asia.
Another species that appears to be on the move is the serotine.