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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Egyptian mouse-tailed bat Rhinopoma cystops

Observer

boomkrekel

Date

November 6, 2010 10:39 AM CET

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

wael-shohdi

Date

January 25, 2008

Photos / Sounds

Observer

smckenna

Date

January 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Mouse-tailed bats Genus Rhinopoma

Observer

nigel3

Date

April 29, 2011 08:17 PM HST

Place

Aswan (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

jackyjudas

Date

December 10, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

jackyjudas

Date

December 10, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Egyptian mouse-tailed bat Rhinopoma cystops

Date

April 17, 2012

Description

Early morning in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera Temple Complex, ascended the west staircase which winds around in a spiral to the roof and is dimly lit save for small window openings. This bat was on the wall and initially disturbed by me and flew out of sight further up the staircase. I followed and found it again resting on a scarab-shaped relief, where it remained as I carefully photographed it closer and closer. It flew off again descending the staircase and I was able to locate it on the main floor of the temple in a very dark, deep crack in the wall. I took a few more photos and it seemed rather irritated with me pursuing it so intently, so I finally left it alone. Its photo was included in the publication "Egypt’s Flora & Fauna; An AUC Press Nature Foldout" by American University in Cairo Press, with author Dominique Navarro and Scientific Consultant Richard Hoath, whose book "Mammals of Egypt" I used to identify this small, long-tailed bat.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

jackyjudas

Date

July 30, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Mouse-tailed bats Genus Rhinopoma

Observer

adamtr

Date

May 12, 2009 11:15 AM HST

Description

Bats in the palace of the Sultan of Zinder, Zinder, Niger. Taken 1992.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mouse-tailed bats Genus Rhinopoma

Observer

fredfaber

Date

July 18, 2012 01:15 AM HST

Description

Temple Bats

Photos / Sounds

What

Egyptian mouse-tailed bat Rhinopoma cystops

Observer

dalhoumi

Date

April 2, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A colony of 70 specimens Rhinopoma cystops was found in a crevice in the Dghoumous National Park by Frédéric LEBLANC and Ridha DALHOUMI . Signals of P.kuhlii, M schreibersii, M. emarginatus, O. hemprichii, P. pipistrellus and E. isabellinus were detected near the basin.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

shelagh

Date

August 6, 2009 03:54 PM BST
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Description from Wikipedia

Mouse-tailed bats are a group of insectivorous bats of the family Rhinopomatidae with only three to six species, all contained in the single genus Rhinopoma. They are found in the Old World, from North Africa to Thailand and Sumatra, in arid and semi-arid regions, roosting in caves, houses and even the Egyptian pyramids. They are relatively small, with a body length of just 5 to 6 centimetres. They weigh between 6 to 14 g.

No range data available.