Species of Thailand

Round-eared tube-nosed bat

Murina cyclotis, George Edward Dobson, 1872

The round-eared tube-nosed bat (Murina cyclotis), is a species of bat in the Vespertilionidae family from Central and Southeast Asia.

Description

Head and body length is 8cm. Forearm is 3cm. Wingspan is 26cm. Weight 5-6g.

Ears are round in shape, directed forward, and have a prominent tragus. The prominent nose consists of two short tubes that are broad Y-pattern and project beyond the muzzle. Muzzle hairy and blunt in shape. Dark brown above, lighter below. Wing memnbrane semi-transparent blackish brown inter-femoral membrane darker with a reddish soft hair. Tail enclosed by skin. Feet and hind limbs are very hairy.

Culture

Known as නළ-නැහැ වවුලා (nala-naehe wawulaa) in Sinhala.

References

Alviola, P. 1999. "The Distribution and Ecology of Bats in the Polillo Islands, Philippines" (On-line). Wildlife of Polillo Island, Philippines. Accessed March 11, 2006 at http://polillo.www6.50megs.com/bats.html.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Murina
Species
Murina cyclotis

Synonyms

  • Murina eileenae, William Watt Addison Phillips (1932)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Round-eared tube-nosed bat, Murina cyclotis in Thailand
  • Khao Sok National Park
Range map of Murina cyclotis in Thailand