Rhinolophus blasii

_M2N7250Blasius-Hufeisennase haengend(Rhinolophus blasii), Blasius's Horseshoe Bat hanging

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Rhinolophoidea
Familia: Rhinolophidae
Subfamilia: Rhinolophinae
Genus: Rhinolophus
Species: Rhinolophus blasii
Subspecies: R. b. andreinii - R. b. blasii - R. b. empusa - R. b. meyeroehmi


Rhinolophus beddomei Peters, 1866

Type locality: South East Europe.


* Rhinolophus blasii on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Peters. 1966. Monatsberichte der Koniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1866: 17.


* South Africa
* South East Europe

Vernacular names

Ελληνικά : Ρινόλοφος του Blasius
English: Blasius's Horseshoe Bat

Blasius's Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus blasii) is a species of bat in the Rhinolophidae family found throughout large parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Northern Africa.

Physical appearance

R. blasii is a medium-sized horsehoe bat, with a length of between 46.5 and 56 mm (1.83 and 2.2 in), and a weight of between 12 and 15 g (0.42 and 0.53 oz). The fur is fluffy, with the base of hairs almost white. Dorsal side hair is grey brown, sometimes with a lilac tinge, while the hair on the ventral side is almost white.[citation needed]

Blasius's Horseshoe Bat lives in warm limestone-based areas with fairly open covers of shrubs and trees. Summer and winter roosts are in caves, with the bats hanging freely and not in contact with other bats.


The constant frequency signal is 93–98 kHz, with a short drop in frequency at the end of each signal, which normally lasts 40-50 milliseconds.


Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.W. & Taylor, P. 2004. Rhinolophus blasii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
Schober, Wilfried; Eckard Grimmberger (1989). Dr. Robert E. Stebbings. ed. A Guide to Bats of Britain and Europe (1st ed.). UK: Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-56424-x.

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