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Great roundleaf bat

Binomial name: Hipposideros armiger, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1835

The great roundleaf bat (Hipposideros armiger) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae found in China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


The great roundleaf bat is similar in appearance to the closely related intermediate roundleaf bat (H. larvatus). However, the great roundleaf bat is larger and possesses four, not three, lateral accessory leaflets on each side of the main noseleaf. This bat has a forearm length up to 9.8 cm, and weighs up to 47 g.

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Scientific classification

Hipposideros armiger

Common names

  • English:
    • Great Himalayan leaf-nosed bat
    • Great leaf-nosed bat
    • Great roundleaf bat


  • Rhinolophus armiger, Brian Houghton Hodgson (1835)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Great roundleaf bat, Hipposideros armiger in Thailand

Range map of Hipposideros armiger in Thailand

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