Rare bat discovery in England


Myotis alcathoe

From British daily The Morning Star:

Rare bat breed found in Britain

A type of bat never seen before in Britain has been discovered here, University of Leeds and University of Sheffield researchers have confirmed.

Alcathoe’s bat, which is about the size of the end of a person’s thumb, has been discovered in Yorkshire and Sussex.

The bats were found in woodland in Ryedale in the North York Moors National Park and in the South Downs of Sussex.

See also here.

Bats in the USA: here.

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