Hipposideridae

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Hipposideridae

[‚hi‚pō·sə′der·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The Old World leaf-nosed bats, a family of mammals in the order Chiroptera.
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A breeding colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats - a rare and charismatic species - can be viewed at Grade 1 listed Nantclywd y Dre in Ruthin.
Greater horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) have been found in Margam Castle
Donna Mullen of Bat Conservation Ireland, said: "The lesser horseshoe bat has been moving down the property ladder for years.
And 600 threatened horseshoe bats - so called because of their notable noses - reckon the building at a secret spot on the Gower in South Wales is what they've always been rafter.
Protective legislation means that Wales is now home to one of the largest lesser horseshoe bat colonies in western Europe, with 1,000 resident bats.
The possibility that we may have our own population of Greater Horseshoe bats at Dolaucothi is very exciting.
Only two species on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan list, the otter and the lesser horseshoe bat, have increased their numbers.
It will include work on the Greater Horseshoe Bat, begins at Purbeck, Dorset, and will take place over three years looking at the roosts, flight patterns, diets, habitats and the influence of farming practices on the species and other bats in the area.
The species has been listed as one that is protected by the European Habitats Directive, and therefore there are strict guidelines to be followed when any construction involves the lesser horseshoe bat.
Gregynog also supports good numbers of bats and provides feeding areas for the important lesser horseshoe bat.
Aletter written by an EC official to local campaigner Irene Jones - the mother of Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers - suggested more should be done by authorities in Wales to protect the greater horseshoe bat.
A total of 20 (23%) participants had worked with or had contact with horseshoe bat species (Rhinolopus spp.