RHINOPOMATIDAE (Mouse-tailed Bats)

The Rhinopomatidae is a family of microchiropteran bats consisting of at least four species of the genus
Rhinopoma: hardwickii (Africa, Middle East, and east to Burma), macinnesi (West Africa),
microphyllum (Africa, Middle East, and east to Sumatra), and muscatellum (Arabian Peninsula
and east to India). The patchiness of distribution suggested by the map may be real or apparent only,
the result of a limited number of known specimens.

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