Francis' Wooly Horseshoe Bat

Rhinolophus francisi

Rhinolophus francisi is a species of Wooly Horseshoe Bat from the family of Rhinolophidae.
Tiny Bat, Francis' Wooly Horshoe Bat - Rhinolophus francisi This was a Tiny Bat seen during a night walk at Tawau Hills Park.
It was hanging from a small branch by the side of a trail.

See this post for the size reference :

https://www.jungledragon.com/image/47065/bat.html Bat,Fall,Francis' Wooly Horseshoe Bat,Geotagged,Malaysia,Rhinolophus francisi,Sabah,Tawau,Wooly Horseshoe Bat

Appearance

Members of this genus typically have a horseshoe-shaped, leaf-like structure on their nose, earning them the common name ‘horseshoe bats.’
Francis' Wooly Horseshoe Bat - Rhinolophus francisi This was a tiny Bat, probably less than 5 cm in height.  Same Bat as in previous post, here with my index finger next to it for size reference. Bat,Fall,Francis' Wooly Horseshoe Bat,Geotagged,Malaysia,Rhinolophus francisi,Sabah,Tawau,Wooly Horseshoe Bat

Naming

The name of the newly discovered Rhinolophus species – the Francis’ woolly horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus francisi) – honors Dr Charles M. Francis, a scientist who collected the type specimen of the new species in Malaysia in 1983.

Distribution

“The new species is currently known from only six records; with two records in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo; three in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) and a single record in Thailand,” Dr Portela Miguez and his colleagues said.

“The species may be distributed more widely in these regions, but has been rarely captured despite extensive surveys. Genetic data also suggest that this species is likely to occur in Vietnam, although this needs to be confirmed.”

References:

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http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-francis-woolly-horseshoe-bat-rhinolophus-francisi-03401.html
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderChiroptera
FamilyRhinolophidae
GenusRhinolophus
SpeciesRhinolophus francisi
Photographed in
Malaysia