Mehely's horseshoe bat

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Mehely's horseshoe bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Rhinolophidae
Subfamily : Rhinolophinae
Species : Rhinolophus mehelyi


The Mehely's horseshoe bat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Mehely
A young / baby of a Mehely is called a 'pup'. A Mehely group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Mehely's horseshoe bat

Of the bats, Rhinolophus mehelyi is not commonly collected but has been recorded from Egypt and Algeria.

(Matschie, 1901) Mehely's hoefijzerneus (Rhinolophus mehelyi) is een vleermuis uit het geslacht der hoefijzerneuzen (Rhinolophus). (Wiki)

In Sardinia it has been observed that the fur of some specimens of Rhinolophus mehelyi is uniformously or nearly uniformously reddish-brown to orange or orange-red instead of grey-brown dorsally and whitish ventrally; these animals correspond, as in other Oriental and Afrotropical (Full text)

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