Aba roundleaf bat

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Aba roundleaf bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Genus: Hipposideros
Species: H. abae
Binomial name
Hipposideros abae
J.A. Allen, 1917
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Geographic range of the Aba roundleaf bat

The Aba roundleaf bat (Hipposideros abae), also known as the Aba leaf-nosed bat[2] is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in west Africa along the southern coast from Nigeria to Senegal. Populations have also been noted in Sudan and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, and caves.[1]

Range and habitat[edit]

This species is patchily distributed in a range which extends from Guinea-Bissau in west Africa (also the most northerly record) to northern Uganda (also the most eastern and southerly record). It is a lowland species found below 1,000 m. There are records from Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, and it is to be expected in Mali, Benin and Chad.

It is found in the Guinea savanna zone extending southwards into derived savanna and areas of destroyed rainforest. It does not occur in closed rainforest. It roosts in caves and rocky crevices or on the undersides of boulders, but apparently not in houses.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J. (2008). Hipposideros abae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.
  2. ^ Hipposideros abae. Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds). 2005. Mammal Species of the World.