Latest Rhinolophidae Stories
Because of an unusually cold spring and an insect shortage this summer, conservationists are concerned bat numbers could continue to suffer this year.
Communication across species boundaries by echolocation calls in bats.
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.
Slow-flying, woodland bats â€” which tend to be at greater risk from extinction than their speedier kin â€” really don't like the light, according to a study published online on June 18th in Current Biology.
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...
The lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) is a European bat, and is the smaller relative of the greater horseshoe bat. The range of this bat is slightly spotty, and it occurs in many areas with warmer habitats that are up to 6,561 feet in elevation. During the winter, the highest elevation known for a nursery roost is 3,116 feet. It prefers to live in wooded areas or limestone, as well as foothill and highland areas. The lesser horseshoe bat is one of the smallest bats in the...
Horseshoe bats (the Rhinolophidae family) are a large family of bats including approximately 130 species grouped in 10 genera. They belong to the suborder Microchiroptera (microbats). All Rhinolophids have leaf-like protuberances on their noses. In Rhinolophines species, these take the shape of a horseshoe. They emit sonar calls through these structures, which may serve to focus the sound. Most Rhinolophids are dull brown or reddish brown in color. They vary in size from small to...
- Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
- Of grand or imposing sound.