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Cantor's roundleaf bat

Binomial name: Hipposideros galeritus, Theodore Edward Cantor, 1846

Cantor's roundleaf bat (Hipposideros galeritus) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

It is named after Theodore Edward Cantor, a 19th Century Danish physician, zoologist and botanist.

Description

Head and body length is 7-9cm. Forearms 5cm. Wingspan 27-30cm. Weight 6-7g.

Females are larger than males. Generally deep reddish brown. Can vary from almost blackish to bright reddish brown. Underside is paler. Pelage silky. Ears are short and broad with the outer margin concave below the blunt tip, inner margin is highly convex.

Culture

Known as කෙස්-දිගු පත්-නාස් වවුලා (meaning "long-haired leaf-nosed bat") in Sinhala.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Hipposideridae
Genus
Hipposideros
Species
Hipposideros galeritus

Common names

  • English:
    • Cantor's leaf-nosed bat
    • Cantor's roundleaf bat

Synonyms

  • Phyllorhina galerita, George Edward Dobson (1876)
  • Phyllorhina brachyota, George Edward Dobson (1874)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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