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Intermediate horseshoe bat

Binomial name: Rhinolophus affinis, Thomas Horsfield, 1823

Rhinolophus affinis, the intermediate horseshoe bat, is a bat species of the Rhinolophidae family that is very widespread throughout much of South Asia, southern and central China and Southeast Asia. It is listed by IUCN as Least Concern as it is considered common where it occurs, without any known major threats.

Distribution and habitat

Rhinolophus affinis is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

Rhinolophus affinis


  • Rhinolophus andamanensis, George Edward Dobson (1872)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Rhinolophus affinis 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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