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Observed: 4th September 2013 By: leenestofvipersleenestofvipers’s reputation in Mammalsleenestofvipers’s reputation in Mammalsleenestofvipers’s reputation in Mammals

3.5cms long. Pip maternity roost nearby.

    Likely ID
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


gramandy's picture

bat maybe...

....hooks might point to this (sorry for the pun)

featherandhay's picture

Are there any more

Are there any more photographs available?

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It is certainly a bat, you can see the ears and there are the hooks. Have you a photo of the whole body?

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I will add a couple more pictures.

featherandhay's picture

The size at 3.5 cm is

The size at 3.5 cm is probably right for pipistrelle but there's something a bit odd about the mandibles. I cannot see that the skeleton has separate radius and ulna bones in the lower part of the front limb which would suggest that it is a Vespertilionid bat rather than a Rhinolophid (the Horseshooe bats)- which do have both. On the other hand I cannot see separate tibia / fibula bones in the lower back leg, which is a feature of the Vespertilionid bats, and not shared with the Horseshoes. The reason I can't see is probably because the back limbs are a bit scrunched up with more soft tissue on them. Have a look at the two bat skeletons in my Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/ric.maurice.3/media_set?set=a.215604545281506.1...