Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Rhinolophidae > Genus: Rhinolophus > Species: Rhinolophus blasii

Blasius' horseshoe bat - Rhinolophus blasii Peters, 1866

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unknown
Black Sea - Poor
Continental - Poor
Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 102 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 1306


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
BG0000298 Bulgaria Konyavska planina Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
BG0001013 Bulgaria Skrino Map
BG0000295 Bulgaria Dolni Koriten Map
BG0000421 Bulgaria Preslavska planina Map
BG0000521 Bulgaria Makresh Map
BG0000616 Bulgaria Mikre Map
BG0001012 Bulgaria Zemen Map
ROSCI0226 Romania Semenic - Cheile Carașului Map
BG0000591 Bulgaria Sedlarkata Map
BG0000134 Bulgaria Choklyovo blato Map
BG0000593 Bulgaria Bilernitsite Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BG0001036 Bulgaria Balgarski izvor Map
BG0000282 Bulgaria Dryanovska reka Map
ROSCI0002 Romania Apuseni Map
BG0000611 Bulgaria Yazovir Gorni Dabnik Map
BG0000601 Bulgaria Kalenska peshtera Map
BG0001014 Bulgaria Karlukovo Map
BG0001389 Bulgaria Sredna gora Map
BG0000212 Bulgaria Sakar Map
BG0000266 Bulgaria Peshtera Mandrata Map
BG0000217 Bulgaria Zhdreloto na reka Tundzha Map
ROSCI0031 Romania Cheile Nerei - Beușnița Map
BG0000612 Bulgaria Reka Blyagornitsa Map
ROSCI0206 Romania Porțile de Fier Map
BG0000429 Bulgaria Reka Stryama Map
ROSCI0069 Romania Domogled - Valea Cernei Map
BG0000382 Bulgaria Shumensko plato Map
BG0000613 Bulgaria Reka Iskar Map
BG0000294 Bulgaria Karshalevo Map
BG0000130 Bulgaria Kraymorska Dobrudzha Map
BG0000240 Bulgaria Studenets Map
BG0000500 Bulgaria Voynitsa Map
BG0001043 Bulgaria Etropole - Baylovo Map
BG0000487 Bulgaria Bozhite mostove Map
BG0000594 Bulgaria Bozhia most - Ponora Map
BG0000181 Bulgaria Reka Vit Map
BG0000497 Bulgaria Archar Map
BG0000275 Bulgaria Yazovir Stamboliyski Map
BG0001040 Bulgaria Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Map
BG0000219 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 2 Map
BG0000523 Bulgaria Shishentsi Map
BG0000494 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
BG0001030 Bulgaria Rodopi - Zapadni Map
ROSCI0194 Romania Piatra Craiului Map
ROSCI0198 Romania Platoul Mehedinți Map
BG0000518 Bulgaria Vartopski dol Map
BG0000213 Bulgaria Tarnovski visochini Map
BG0000242 Bulgaria Zaliv Chengene skele Map
BG0000615 Bulgaria Devetashko plato Map
BG0000143 Bulgaria Karaagach Map
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
BG0000374 Bulgaria Bebresh Map
BG0000263 Bulgaria Skalsko Map
BG0000166 Bulgaria Vrachanski Balkan Map
BG0000247 Bulgaria Nikopolsko plato Map
BG0001022 Bulgaria Oranovski prolom - Leshko Map
BG0000339 Bulgaria Rabrovo Map
BG0000322 Bulgaria Dragoman Map
BG0000239 Bulgaria Obnova - Karaman dol Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
BG0000372 Bulgaria Tsigansko gradishte Map
BG0000216 Bulgaria Emen Map
BG0000190 Bulgaria Vitata stena Map
BG0000609 Bulgaria Reka Rositsa Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
BG0001031 Bulgaria Rodopi - Sredni Map
BG0000589 Bulgaria Marina dupka Map
BG0000340 Bulgaria Tsar Petrovo Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
BG0000498 Bulgaria Vidbol Map
BG0000208 Bulgaria Bosna Map
BG0000192 Bulgaria Reka Tundzha 1 Map
ROSCI0062 Romania Defileul Crișului Repede - Pădurea Craiului Map
BG0000501 Bulgaria Golyama Kamchia Map
BG0000218 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 1 Map
BG0001021 Bulgaria Reka Mesta Map
BG0001493 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan - bufer Map
BG0001028 Bulgaria Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Map
BG0000220 Bulgaria Dolna Mesta Map
HR2001371 Croatia Područje oko Dobre vode Map
HR2001375 Croatia Područje oko špilje Golubnjače, Žegar Map
HR2001358 Croatia Otok Cres Map
HR2001276 Croatia Murvica - samostan Map
HR5000031 Croatia Delta Neretve Map
HR2001313 Croatia Srednji tok Cetine s Hrvatačkim i Sinjskim poljem Map
HR2001010 Croatia Paleoombla - Ombla Map
HR2000918 Croatia Šire područje NP Krka Map
HR2000020 Croatia Područje oko Velike Ćulumove pećine Map
HR2001374 Croatia Područje oko špilje Vratolom Map
HR2001359 Croatia Otok Rab Map
HR5000022 Croatia Park prirode Velebit Map
HR2000937 Croatia Vidova gora Map
CY2000016 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Microchiroptera except Pipistrellus pipistrellus)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Rhinolophidae)
Agreement on the conservation of Populations of European Bats. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (EUROBATS)


Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Blasijev podkovnjak Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasinhevosenkenkäyökkö Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius hästskonäsa Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius hesteskonæse Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Blasius' hesteskonæse Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius' hoefijzerneus Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius' horseshoe bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius-Hufeisennase German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius-Huffeisennues Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasius-patkósdenevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blasiushesteskonese Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Blazijev potkovnjak Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ferro di cavallo di Blasius Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate hundepatkua i Blasiusit Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Liliacul-lui-Blasius Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago dálmata de herradura Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago de herradura de Blasius Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Podkowiec Blasiusa Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rhinolophe de Blasius French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Rhinolophus blasiusi Trouessart, 1910

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

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