Ivan HORÁČEK (study adviser)


Contact information:

Prof. RNDr. Ivan Horáček, CSc.

Phone: +420221951851      

Fax: +420221951841

E-mail: horacek@natur.cuni.cz

Room: 224


Personal webpage:

Ivan Horáček


Research interests:

Biology and taxonomy of the Chiroptera, paleobiology of small rodents, paleoecology and biostratigraphy of the Quaternary, comparative odontology, historical biogeography of Western Palearctics, philosophical and methodological aspects of nature sciences in general.


Current projects:

Late Pleistocene and Holocene faunal turnover in Central Europe and Balkans, dental phylogeny in bats, taxonomy and biogeography of Palearctiic and Oriental bats.




Selected papers:

For reprints, visit the personal webpage above. 


HORÁČEK, I. & UHRIN, M., eds.  (2010). A tribute to bats.  Lesnicka prace, Kostelec n.C.Lesy. 400 pp.


ŠPOUTIL, F., VLČEK, V. & HORÁČEK, I. (2010). Enamel Microarchitecture of a Tribosphenic Molar. Journal of Morphology, 271, 1204 - 1218.


SOUKUP, V., EPPERLEIN, H.-H., HORÁČEK, I. & ČERNÝ, R. (2008). Dual epithelial origin of vertebrate oral teeth. Nature, 455, 795-798. 


JAHELKOVÁ, H., HORÁČEK, I. & BARTONIČKA, T. (2008). The advertisement song of Pipistrellus nathusii (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae): a complex message containing acoustic signatures of individuals. Acta Chiropterologica, 10, 103-126.


HULVA P., HORÁČEK, I. & BENDA, P. (2007). Molecules, morphometrics and new fossils provide an integrated view of the evolutionary history of Rhinopomatidae (Mammalia: Chiroptera). BioMedCentral Evolutionary Biology, 7, 165, (28pp).


HULVA, P., HORÁČEK, I., STRELKOV, P.P. & BENDA, P. (2004). Molecular architecture of Pipistrellus pipistrellus/ Pipistrellus pygmaeus complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae): further cryptic species and Mediterranean origin of the divergence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 32, 1023-1035.


HORÁČEK, I. (2003). What is a mammal? In: Mammals I., Vol. 12 of Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia; Kleiman, Geist, Hutchins and McDade, (Eds.). Farmington Hills, Mich., Gale Group, 12, 1-16.

HORÁČEK, I. (2001).  On the early history of vespertilionid bats in Europe: the Lower Miocene record from the Bohemian Massif. Lynx, 33, 123-154.

HORÁČEK, I. (2000). Glacial Cycles and Mammalian Biodiversity of Central Europe: Large Scale Migrations or Vicariance Dynamics? GeoLines, 11, 104-107.


HORÁČEK, I., HANÁK, V. & GAISLER, J. (2000). Bats of the Palearctic Region: a Taxonomic and Biogeographic Review. pp. 11-157 [in] W.W.Woloszyn (Ed.). Proceedings of the VIIIth EBRS. Vol. 1, Approaches to Biogeography and Ecology of Bats.


BENDA, P. & HORÁČEK, I. (1998). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the Eastern Mediterranean. Part 1. Review of the distribution and taxonomy of bats in Turkey. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem., 62, 255-313.


HORÁČEK, I. & VOHRALÍK, V. (Eds). (1992). Prague Studies in Mammalogy. Karolinum, Praha. 245 + xxii pp.


HORÁČEK, I. (1991). Enigma of Otonycteris: ecology, relationship, classification. Myotis, Bonn, 29, 17-30.

BOSÁK, P., FORD, D.C., GLAZEK, J. & HORÁČEK, I. (Eds.) 1989: Paleokarst: a systematic and regional review. Elsevier, 725 pp.

HORÁČEK, I. & LOŽEK, V. (1988). Paleozoology and the Mid-European Quaternary past: scope of the approach and selected results. Rozpravy ČSAV, ř. MPV, 98, 1-106.