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Table 4 Hosts and geographical distribution of the six major clades of bat-associated bartonellae

From: Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae

Clade Host order Host family Geographical distribution
I Yangochiroptera Phyllostomidae Central and South America
Mormoopidae Central and South America
Vespertilionidae North America, Europe
II Yangochiroptera Vespertilionidae North America, Europe
IIIa Yangochiroptera Vespertilionidae Asia, Europe
Yinpterochiroptera Pteropodidae Africa
Rhinolophidae Africa, Asia
IVa Yangochiroptera Miniopteridae Africa
Vespertilionidae Asia, Europe, North America
Yinpterochiroptera Hipposideridae Africa, Asia
Pteropodidae Africa
Rhinolophidae Africa, Asia
Va Yangochiroptera Noctilionidae South America
Phyllostomidae Central and South America
Yinpterochiroptera Pteropodidae Africa
Rhinolophidae Asia
VI Yangochiroptera Phyllostomidae Central America
Vespertilionidae Central America
  1. aPresent also sequences from bat flies