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Shield-faced roundleaf bat

Binomial name: Hipposideros lylei, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas, 1913

The shield-faced roundleaf bat (Hipposideros lylei) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English:
    • Shield-faced leaf-nosed bat
    • Shield-faced roundleaf bat

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Shield-faced roundleaf bat distribution

Shield-faced roundleaf bat distribution

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Distribution map of Shield-faced roundleaf bat, Hipposideros lylei in Thailand
  • Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi

Range map of Hipposideros lylei 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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