ON A REMARKABLE NEW FREE-TAILED BAT FROM
With a Plate.
(Published by permission of the Trustees of the British Museum.')
Among the numerous mammals recently obtained by the col-
lectors employed by the Bombay Natural History Society, there
occur three specimens of a most remarkable and conspicuous new
Free-tailed bat, which Mr. Wroughton has been good enough to
refer to me for description.
The specimens were obtained hj Mr, S. H. Prater, assistant
in the Society's Museum, in a large cave near Talewadi, about 25
miles north of Castle Rock, on the Ghats between Belgaum and
Goa. The cave contained large numbers of bats, most of which
proved to be Megaderms, but among them were three specimens
of the species here described.
I propose to call it :