Otonycteris

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Otonycteris

 

a genus of bats of the family Vespertilionidae. The body length reaches 8 cm, and the tail length reaches 6.3 cm. The coloration is grayish yellow. The ears are very large, reaching 4 cm in length. A single pair of incisors is found in the upper jaw. There are one or two species, distributed in North Africa and Western Asia. One species, Hemprich’s long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichi), occurs in the USSR, in the mountain and foothill regions of Middle Asia. It inhabits rock crevices and man-made structures, emerging at dusk to hunt. The flight is slow and steady.

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It is unfortunate that the low number of captures during our study prevented a comparison in the area with true hibernators such as horseshoe bats or Saharan species such as the lesser rat-tailed bat, Rhinopoma cystops, or the Hemprich's desert bat, Otonycteris hemprichii.
The bat order, Chiroptera, contains only three truly Saharo-Sindian desert species, the mouse-tailed bat (Rhinopoma hardwickei), Hemprich's long-eared bat (Otonycteris hemprichi), and the trident leaf-nosed bat (Asellia tridens).