Species of Thailand

Ridley's leaf-nosed bat

Hipposideros ridleyi, Herbert C. Robinson & Cecil Boden Kloss, 1911

Ridley's leaf-nosed bat, Ridley's roundleaf bat, or Singapore roundleaf horseshoe bat (Hipposideros ridleyi) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy

Ridley's leaf-nosed bat was described as a new species in 1911 by Herbert Christopher Robinson and C. Boden Kloss. The holotype had been collected by English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley in the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1911.

Description

Ridley's leaf-nosed bat has a forearm length of 47-51 mm. Its nose-leaf is very large and dark, covering its muzzle. The nose-leaf lacks lateral leaflets (smaller projections to the side).

Range and habitat

It is found in Southeast Asia where it has been documented in Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is found at a range of elevations from 0-500 m above sea level. Its habitat is lowland old-growth forest. Possibly, its range also includes Indonesia.

Conservation

As of 2020, it is evaluated as a vulnerable species by the IUCN. It met the criteria for this classification because predicted habitat loss from 2008–2018 meant that the species would likely experience a population reduction of more than 30%.

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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Ridley's leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros ridleyi in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Hipposideros ridleyi in Thailand