Rhinolophus cornutus ssp. miyakonis Kuroda

Miyakojima Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus cornutus ssp. miyakonis)

The Little Japanese Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus cornutus Temminck) seems to be endemic to Japan where it appears to be quite widespread and can be split into several subspecies.

The Miyakojima Horseshoe Bat inhabited the Miyako Islands group in the southern Ryukyu Islands chain, it was last seen in 1971 and is now apparently extinct.


Little Japanese Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus cornutus Temminck); another subspecies

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edited: 19.09.2020