Cantor's roundleaf bat

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Cantor's roundleaf bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Genus: Hipposideros
Species: H. galeritus
Binomial name
Hipposideros galeritus
Cantor, 1846
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Cantor's Roundleaf Bat range

Cantor's roundleaf bat (Hipposideros galeritus) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

It is named after Theodore Edward Cantor, a 19th-century Danish physician, zoologist and botanist.[citation needed]


Head and body length is 7-9cm. Forearms 5cm. Wingspan 27-30cm. Weight 6-7g.

Females are larger than males. Generally deep reddish brown. Can vary from almost blackish to bright reddish brown. Underside is paler. Pelage silky. Ears are short and broad with the outer margin concave below the blunt tip, inner margin is highly convex.


Known as කෙස්-දිගු පත්-නාස් වවුලා (meaning "long-haired leaf-nosed bat") in Sinhala.