Cantor's roundleaf bat
|Cantor's roundleaf bat|
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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.
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.
- Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Hipposideros galeritus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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