horseshoe bat

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horseshoe bat

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(Animals) any of numerous large-eared Old World insectivorous bats, mostly of the genus Rhinolophus, with a fleshy growth around the nostrils, used in echolocation: family Rhinolophidae
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Noun1.horseshoe bat - any of numerous bats of the family Hipposideridae of northwest Africa or Philippines or Australia having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nosehorseshoe bat - any of numerous bats of the family Hipposideridae of northwest Africa or Philippines or Australia having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
2.horseshoe bat - a bat of the family Rhinolophidae having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
family Rhinolophidae, Rhinolophidae - Old World leaf-nosed bats
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Throughout the series, we'll meet its residents - human and otherwise - including weasels, stoats, rodents, lizards and colonies of lesser horseshoe bats.
Lompy 1 in Glucholazy, summer shelter of small horseshoe colonies, under the project of protection of small horseshoe bats and other species of bats in southern Poland (Podkowiec +).
Egypt has three, possibly four species of horseshoe bats -- the Mediterranean, Lesser, Arabian and Mehely's Horseshoe Bats.
Lesser horseshoe bats are already extinct in the north Midlands and north England.
The duo have returned to the surface to invite Green Man Festival early arrivals who are staying at the festival's Settler's Pass site, to an underground sound and light performance that will be experienced by an intimate audience who will be outnumbered by an unseen audience of protected lesser horseshoe bats.
It is unfortunate that the low number of captures during our study prevented a comparison in the area with true hibernators such as horseshoe bats or Saharan species such as the lesser rat-tailed bat, Rhinopoma cystops, or the Hemprich's desert bat, Otonycteris hemprichii.
Concerns have been raised over otters and lesser horseshoe bats along the route
ISLAMABAD -- A virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats has the potential to jump directly to humans and cause a SARS-like outbreak, warn researchers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a new study.
Horseshoe bats are characterized by their muzzle possessing a noseleaf resembling a horseshoe (Bates and Harrison 1997).
As this beautifully shot documentary shows, that extra land is teeming with all sorts of interesting creatures from brown bears and wolves to horseshoe bats and super cute marmots (imagine cuddlier, chubbier versions of meerkats).