Saturday, February 25, 2012

The New Species of Leaf-Nosed Bats

New bat species discovered in Vietnam, has a peculiar shape of the face with hair and bumps that resemble leaves. When scientists first saw leaf-nosed bats Griffin in Chu Mom Ray National Park in 2008, almost any animal that has been identified with known species, the large leaf-nosed bats, said Vu Dinh Thong, from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in Hanoi.

However, Vu Dinh Thong and his team, thinking that the bat is still a chance as a species new to science, using nets to catch some of these domestic animals.  "When arrested, some bats with similar body size, the large leaf-nosed bats, reacted very angrily. Leaf-nosed bat, but Griffin seems to be quite soft," he said.

The team noted the frequency sonar that bats were captured and took tissue samples from several specimens. The results revealed that the bats removing the call at a different frequency of large leaf-nosed bat, which suggests that the specimen was a new species.

According to researchers, the genetic results confirm that the species was named Hipposideros griffini then it has different genetics. So far, only little is known about Hipposideros griffini. Like all leaf-nosed bats, mammals, newly discovered to have a strange shape that resembles a leaf in his nose.

But the peculiar shape of the nose was actually serves to help in sending sound waves and listening to the echoes that bounce off objects, including prey. Bats are also found only in two national parks, although further research may reveal more about the creature's habitat.

1 comment:

  1. To be honest in my opinion they look really disgasting and terrible!


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