Ears not double the length of the head ; tragus oval-lanceolate : fur reddish brown on the upper parts ; yellowish white beneath.
V. brevimanus, Linn. Trans, vol. xvi. p. 55. pi. 1. f. 2.
Length of the head and body one inch six lines; of the head seven lines; of the tail one inch two lines; of the ears one inch; of the tragus five lines and a half; breadth of the ears five lines; of the tragus two lines; length of the fore-arm one inch two lines; of the thumb three lines: extent of wing six inches six lines.
Similar to the last in general appearance, but much smaller, and differing in its relative proportions: ears shorter with respect to the head, and rather narrower at the extremity; tragus relatively longer: bones of the hands much shorter: thumb somewhat longer: tail the length of the fore-arm; the tip more exserted from the inter-femoral membrane, and terminating in a fine point. Fur on the upper parts reddish brown, presenting a marked contrast with that on the under which is yellowish white; the hair everywhere of the same colour throughout its whole length, and not dusky at the roots as in the last species: ears and membranes dusky with a tinge of red.
A new species first described by myself in the Linnaean Transactions as above quoted. Only one individual has as yet occurred, which is a female. It was found adhering to the bark of a pollard-willow, in Gruntey Fen in the Isle of Ely.
(3. Barbastellus, Gray).