Bolivia: New Species of Bat Discovered, Golden in Color

Posted on August 4, 2014 • Filed under: Bolivia, Enviromental Issues reported a golden bat from Bolivia has been described as a new species by scientists. Myotis midastactus had previously been classified as another bat found in South America called Myotis simus. But examination of a collection of museum specimens suggested the existence of a different species, thought to live only in Bolivia. Its most distinctive characteristic is its golden-yellow, very short and woolly fur. Read Article

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