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Natural History Museum - Roberto Portela Miguez

January 22, 2020 Bat Conservation Trust Episode 7
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Natural History Museum - Roberto Portela Miguez
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Natural History Museum - Roberto Portela Miguez
Jan 22, 2020 Episode 7
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This is the second installment of a two-part special recorded at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London.

This time Steve Roe talks with Roberto Portela Miguez who is the senior curator in charge of mammals at the Museum.
Roberto tells the tale of how he and colleagues discovered that a bat preserved in a jar of alcohol which had sat on a shelf in the collections for 30 years was actually a new species to science. He also discusses what role the vast Chiroptera collection at the Museum still has for conservation in today's world.

You can read the original Natural History Museum article here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2015/october/new-bat-species-found-in-museum-collection.html

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Producer: Steve Roe @SteveRoeBatMan
Cover Art: Rachel Hudson http://rachelhudsonillustration.com/info

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Show Notes

This is the second installment of a two-part special recorded at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London.

This time Steve Roe talks with Roberto Portela Miguez who is the senior curator in charge of mammals at the Museum.
Roberto tells the tale of how he and colleagues discovered that a bat preserved in a jar of alcohol which had sat on a shelf in the collections for 30 years was actually a new species to science. He also discusses what role the vast Chiroptera collection at the Museum still has for conservation in today's world.

You can read the original Natural History Museum article here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2015/october/new-bat-species-found-in-museum-collection.html

Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know if you enjoyed the episode on social media using #BatChat:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BatConservationTrust/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_BCT_
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/batconservationtrust/

For more bat news, head to our website https://www.bats.org.uk/

Producer: Steve Roe @SteveRoeBatMan
Cover Art: Rachel Hudson http://rachelhudsonillustration.com/info

Support the show (https://www.bats.org.uk/donate)