Species of Thailand

Great roundleaf bat

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.

Description

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

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

Common names

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

Synonyms

  • Rhinolophus armiger, Brian Houghton Hodgson (1835)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Great roundleaf bat area

Range Map

Distribution map of Great roundleaf bat, Hipposideros armiger in Thailand
  • Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Nam Som District, Udon Thani
Range map of Hipposideros armiger in Thailand