Two unusual records of the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) in the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic).
Jiri Gaisler 1  
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Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
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Administration of Moravský Kras Protected Landscape Area, Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection, Svitavská 29, 678 01 Blansko, Czech Republic
Publish date: 2011-07-28
 
Hystrix It. J. Mamm. 2011;22(1)
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During a census of bats hibernating in the Sloupsko-šošůvské Caves in February 2010, a total of 739 R. hipposideros were recorded. Among them, a complete albino was examined and found to be a female born in the previous summer. The cases of partial and complete albinism in R. hipposideros reported so far are reviewed; all records were made in Central Europe in the Czech and Slovak territories. Also a copulating pair of R. hipposideros was documented and photographed. Unlike hibernating individuals, the bats were alert, in dorso-ventral contact with the male biting his mate’s dorsal fur.
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