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Rhinolophus blasii Peters, 1866
Blasius's Horseshoe Bat
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Rhinolophus blasii meyeroehmi Felten, 1977
This is a small-sized horseshoe bat characterized by the connecting process of the sella which rises to a high and acute point. The forearm length averages 47.8 mm (43.0 – 50.0 mm). The lancet is bluntly pointed with parallel sides and a wide base. The pelage is brown in colour. The dorsal surface is mottled buffy brown with pale patches. Ventral surface almost white.
This species can be separated from similar looking R. pusillus, R. lepidus and R. subbbadius based on a very high and acutely pointed connecting process of the sella (vs not so high and broadly rounded off tip of the connecting process).
An uncommon species of South Asia.
Nothing is known about this species except that it was collected from an old cellar in an urban garden.
Afghanistan - Faryab, Kabul, Kandahar, Laghman and Parvan Provinces
Pakistan - Punjab
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