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Lesser great leaf-nosed bat

Binomial name: Hipposideros turpis, Outram Bangs, 1901

The lesser great leaf-nosed bat or lesser roundleaf bat (Hipposideros turpis) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Scientific classification

Hipposideros turpis

Common names

  • English:
    • Lesser great leaf-nosed bat
    • Lesser leaf-nosed bat
    • Lesser roundleaf bat

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Lesser great leaf-nosed bat distribution

Lesser great leaf-nosed bat distribution

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Distribution map of Lesser great leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros turpis in Thailand
  • Huai Yot District, Trang

Range map of Hipposideros turpis in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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