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Acuminate horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus acuminatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters, 1871

The acuminate horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus acuminatus) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It lives in forests and urban areas.

Taxonomy and etymology

It was described as a new species in 1871 by German naturalist Wilhelm Peters. Its species name "" is Latin for "pointed." The inspiration for this name was perhaps its "sharply upwards pointed sella."


Its forearm length is 48-50 mm; its tail length is 21-31 mm; its ear length is 20-21 mm. It weighs 11.5-13.5 g.

Biology and ecology

It is nocturnal, roosting in sheltered places during the day such as inside caves or on the undersides of palm leaves. It roosts in small colonies.

Range and habitat

It is found in several countries in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.


It is currently evaluated as least concern by the IUCN—its lowest conservation priority. It meets the criteria for this assessment because it is a widespread species considered locally common. Its range includes protected areas. It lacks major threats, although cave disturbance by humans is a local threat.

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Scientific classification

Rhinolophus acuminatus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Rhinolophus acuminatus
Acuminate horseshoe bat distribution

Range Map

Distribution map of Acuminate horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus acuminatus in Thailand
  • Kui Buri National Park
Range map of Rhinolophus acuminatus in Thailand