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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PROTECTING an ancient building in recent years has meant not only safeguarding one of the most important structures of the area, but also protecting the habitat of 200 lesser horseshoe bats.
Trust spokesman Mr Phil Quinn said: "This bat was already an adult when it was ringed by Dr Roger Ransome, a leading authority on greater horseshoe bats in April 1976.
Heather McFarlane from the Bat Conservation Trust said: "The lesser horseshoe bat is one of the rarest bats in the UK, so anything that can support their conservation and their stronghold in Wales is good news for the population as a whole.
The money is being pumped into a three-year conservation project, Beacon for Bats, aimed at boosting lesser horseshoe bat numbers.
The endangered horseshoe bats live in groups, feed on insects like mosquitoes and roost in damp, dark places.
But the council has now discovered some protected sitting tenants in the Grade II listed property - both greater and lesser horseshoe bats The tower, originally known as the Belvedere, was built between 1820 and 1830 for the Morris family, who also have links to Sketty Park House.
Natur Gwynedd is leading a bat hunt for species known to inhabit the Llanberis area, such as the common and soprano pipistrelle, long eared, daubenton and the rare lesser horseshoe bat.
But there is only one problem if you would like to live there - you have to be a lesser horseshoe bat.
Some 32 of them such as blazilius horseshoe bat, southern horseshoe bat, porcupine, manul, bezoar goat and Caucasian muflon occur in the Zangazur National Park.
The genus Rhinolophus Lacepede, 1799 has 76 species worldwide of which sixteen species exist in the Indian subcontinent while five have been recorded from Pakistan which include greater horseshoe bat R.
The lesser horseshoe bat - on the brink of extinction in the UK - is hanging on in the historic building.
Bats at Chirk Castle The lesser horseshoe bat is one of the smallest British bat species; they're around the size of a plum.