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Barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus

A medium size bat with a pug shaped nose.

Conservation status

The barbastelle bat is on the red list of endangered species and is listed as near threatened. Little is known about this bat and there are few sightings of it. Its range is limited to Southern and Central England and Wales and there are an estimated 5000 individuals.

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Barbestella means star beard in Latin, and refers to the delicate frosted white hairs radiating from the lower lip.

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