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Pratt's roundleaf bat

Binomial name: Hipposideros pratti, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas, 1891

Pratt's roundleaf bat (Hipposideros pratti) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is named for Antwerp Edgar Pratt.

Morphological description

Hipposideros pratti has dorsal fur that is reddish brown in color. However, its ventral fur is lighter. The juveniles are lighter than the adults. The average forearm length of these bats are 83.4 - 90.8 mm and the average body mass is 53-68.9 grams. H. pratti have a transverse bilobed shield behind the posterior noseleaf. In young males and females the shield may be small, but in old males it becomes an elaborate flashy structure.

Habitat

Hipposideros pratti resides in caves which are typical diurnal roosts site and may contain hundreds or thousands of bats. This species also shares its roosts with other bat species such as the Hipposideros armiger which was found in Sichuan.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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