It was named Francis' Woolly Horseshoe Bat
, Rhinolophus francisi, after Charles Francis, who collected the specimen in Malaysia in 1983.
We will combine novel and powerful analytical methods with new and traditional genetic technologies to investigate the genetic basis of species differences, and the process of divergence, in a model system of two co-distributed species of horseshoe bat
And sadly, the horseshoe bat
population has fallen by 99 per cent in 100 years.
Scientists from Shandong University in China studying the rufous horseshoe bat
(Rhinolophus rouxi) found that the thin flaps of skin around the bats' nostrils, called "nose leaves," improve echolocation.
The Lesser Horseshoe Bat
, often found in the caves of Kinver, is on the 'red list', making it as endangered as the rarest tigers and rhinos.
It features several bronze statues of bat heads, from the sworn-nosed bat to the horseshoe bat
She added: "The horseshoe bat
, of which there are between 9,000 and 10,000 in Ireland, has been moving down the property ladder for years.
The FFI scientists, working together with Cambodian environmentalists, found evidence of species of animals which were not previously thought to inhabit Cambodia, including the fishing cat, Sikkim mouse, the impressed tortoise and woolly horseshoe bat
Mammals abound in the rain forestas well and include the tree kangaroo; the nocturnal and predominantly vegetarian possum; the echidna, or spiny anteater, whose quills make it look like a porcupine; the dingo, an Australian species that resembles the dog but belongs to the wolf family; the platypus, Australia's most unusual animal, which swims like fish, lays eggs like birds, and gives milk like mammals; and the tiny-eyed, insecteating horseshoe bat
The Lesser Horseshoe bat
is one of the smallest British mammals.
Now it has emerged as an important breeding ground for bats and home to one of the rarest species in the UK - the greater horseshoe bat
Researchers now have a choice between our two-channel 192kHz model suitable for North American species, or the new single channel 384kHz model for recording higher frequency species such as the lesser horseshoe bat
and others found throughout Europe.