Species of Thailand
Round-eared tube-nosed bat
Binomial name: 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.
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.
Known as නළ-නැහැ වවුලා (nala-naehe wawulaa) in Sinhala.
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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- Murina cyclotis
- Murina eileenae, William Watt Addison Phillips (1932)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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Range map of Murina cyclotis in Thailand
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