Greater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)

Series of measured illustrations of the Greater Horseshoe Bat in multiple flying and hanging poses

The Greater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) is a bat that is distributed throughout Europe, Northern Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Asia. They commonly forage in pastures, deciduous temperate woodlands, and Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean shrublands and woodlands. In the winter they hibernate in underground sites. The Greater Horseshoe Bat has a distinctive noseleaf which has a pointed upper part and a horseshoe shaped lower part; the horseshoe noseleaf aids to focus the ultrasound the bat uses to see. The fur is soft, fluffy, and the colors range from gray, gray-brown and gray-white. As insectivores, the Great Horseshoe Bat primarily eats moths and beetles.

The Greater Horseshoe Bat has a wingspan in the range of 13.4”-15.75” (34-40 cm) and total weight of .46-1.2 oz (13-34 g). The body of the Greater Horseshoe Bat has a body length between 2”-2.75” (5-7 cm) and estimated hanging height of 4.5”-5.3” (11.5-13.5 cm). The typical lifespan of the Greater Horseshoe Bat is between 10-30 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
4.5”-5.3” | 11.5-13.5 cm (Hanging)
Width:
13.4”-15.75” | 34-40 cm (Wingspan)
Depth:
Length:
2”-2.75” | 5-7 cm (Body)
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Weight:
.46-1.2 oz | 13-34 g
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
Lifespan:
10-30 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Greater Horseshoe Bat flying (assorted), hanging

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Bats, one of the most numerous types of mammals and the only mammals capable of true flight. With over 1,200 different species of bats ranging in wingspan size from a little over an inch to five feet, bats are found on nearly every continent, except for deserts and arctic regions.

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