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Unusually Cold Spring Causing Bat Declines In Britain
2013-07-08 08:10:05

Because of an unusually cold spring and an insect shortage this summer, conservationists are concerned bat numbers could continue to suffer this year.

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2010-05-19 13:20:54

Communication across species boundaries by echolocation calls in bats.

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2009-07-07 15:40:00

A research paper co-written by a Virginia Tech faculty member explains a 60-year mystery behind a rare bat's nose that is unusually large for its species.

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2009-06-18 13:54:35

Slow-flying, woodland bats — which tend to be at greater risk from extinction than their speedier kin — really don't like the light, according to a study published online on June 18th in Current Biology.

2005-09-29 14:09:52

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many species of bats found across China are infected with viruses similar to the SARS virus, an international team of researchers reported on Thursday.

2005-09-09 21:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bats found in Hong Kong carry a virus very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS virus and might be able to spread it, Chinese researchers reported on Friday.


Latest Horseshoe bat Reference Libraries

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

Rüppell's Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus fumigatus
2012-09-03 06:55:03

Rüppell's horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus fumigatus) is native to Africa, with a range that includes Cameroon, Gambia, Kenya, and Senegal, among many other areas. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical arid forests and arid or moist savannahs. It will typically roost in caves or underground structures. It is thought that colonies residing in southern Africa are smaller than those in northern areas of Africa. Because it has no major threats, Rüppell's horseshoe bat appears on the...

Greater Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
2012-09-03 06:50:52

The greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) can be found in Japan, Africa, Europe, China, South Asia, Korea, and Australia. It prefers a habitat in warm regions, with open scrub and trees, human settlements, and bodies of water like ponds. It will also inhabit older orchards, glades within woodlands, and permanent pastures, among other areas. Many of its roosts occur in houses in the northern areas of its range and in caves in the southern areas of its range. These bats travel to...

Arcuate Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus arcuatus
2012-08-29 15:25:24

The arcuate horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus arcuatus) is native to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has a large range in these regions, and is a common species. It prefers habitats within primary and secondary forests, like montane and mossy forests, as well as agricultural areas. It roosts in small colonies in limestone caves. As is typical to bat species, the arcuate horseshoe bat feeds on insects by catching them in midflight, or by gleaning them off surfaces like...

Mehely's Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus mehelyi
2012-08-29 12:52:07

Mehely’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi) can be found in areas of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and has a fragmented range. It lives in caves, with a preference for limestone caves with a nearby body of water. It will sometimes roost with other species of horseshoe bats within these caves. It is a medium sized bat, with pale lips and dense fur.  The fur is typically whitish gray in color, with darker fur appearing on the back and lighter fur appearing on the underbelly. As is...

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