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Image 1 - Bats Can Change Ear Shape To Make Their Hearing More Flexible
2011-11-15 05:24:09

"Certain bats can deform the shapes of their ears in a way that changes the animal's ultrasonic hearing pattern. Within just one tenth of a second, these bats are able to change their outer ear shapes from one extreme configuration to another," said Rolf Müller, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech. Müller and his students wrote a paper on their work that is appearing this week in Physical Review Letters, a prestigious peer-reviewed...

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2010-05-19 13:20:54

Communication across species boundaries by echolocation calls in bats Bats can distinguish between the calls of their own and different species with their echolocation calls, report scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen. This applies even for species closely related and ecologically similar with overlap of call frequency bands (The American Naturalist online, May 11th 2010). As opposed to bird song or the human voice, echolocation calls are primarily used for...

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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. The findings soon will be published in the scientific trade journal, Physical Review Letters.The article, "Acoustic effects accurately predict an extreme case of biological morphology," by Z. Zhang, R. Mller, and S.N. Truong, details the adult Bourret's horseshoe bat (known scientifically as the "Rhinolophus paradoxolophus," meaning...


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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...

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...

Lesser Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros
2012-05-24 13:35:31

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...

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