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New species of ‘orange and black’ bat discovered in West Africa


Team Udayavani, Jan 15, 2021, 3:09 PM IST

A new species of orange and black bat from the Nimba Mountains in West Africa has been discovered by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International.

The species has been named Myotis nimbaensis in recognition of the Guinea mountain range it inhabits. “It has this bright-orange fur…it was so distinct,” said scientist Winifred Frick.

In a tweet, American Museum of natural  history said, ” New research alert! A new species of a striking orange & black bat from the Nimba Mountains in West Africa has been described by scientists from the Museum & BatConIntl”

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