Rhinolophus Pearsonii from Anatomical and zoological researches.

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Book Title
Anatomical and zoological researches: comprising an account of the zoological results of the two expeditions to western Yunnan in 1868 and 1875; and a monograph of the two cetacean genera, Platanista and Orcella.
Caption
Rhinolophus Pearsonii, Horsfield.
Educational Notes
Relax. This bat is not interested in your blood. In fact, it’s not a vampire bat at all. This is a horseshoe bat. Its name comes from the shape of its nose. It looks like it has a thin, leaf-like horseshoe at the end. The horseshoe bat uses this structure to help it locate things using sound. This is a good adaptation to have for a nocturnal animal that does a lot of flying at night! Horseshoe bats are not the only animals that use sound to find things. Dolphins rely on echolocation as well when hunting. If you want to see this particular bat using echolocation in action you have to head to Asia because this kind of bat is only found in nine countries. Be sure to bring a dung beetle; that’s its favorite snack!
A view of Pearson's horseshoe bat with details of its face and jaws.
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Publication Date
1878
Image ID
SIL-39088004361275_0051_edit
Catalog ID
52800
Language
English
Type
Prints
Creator
Anderson, John
Publisher
B. Quaritch
Topic
Bats
Mammals
Zoology
Biology
Horseshoe bats
Place
Yunnan, China
Publication Place
London
Smithsonian Libraries
Taxonomy
Rhinolophus pearsonii
Vesperugo anderson
Vesperugo affinisi
Rights
No Copyright - United States