Chinese rufous horseshoe bat

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Chinese rufous horseshoe bat
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Rhinolophidae
Genus: Rhinolophus
R. sinicus
Binomial name
Rhinolophus sinicus
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Chinese rufous horseshoe bat range

The Chinese rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in China, India, Nepal, and Vietnam.[2]

The species is most easily confused with R. affinis, from which it is best distinguished by its straight-sided lancet and the relatively short second phalanx of the third digit (< 66% of the length of the metacarpal: Csorba et al., 2003).

Chinese rufous horseshoe bats are a least-concern species, assessed by the Red List of Threatened Species on the basis that it has fairly wide distribution and is locally common in southeast Asia. The species is not listed in the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sun, K. (2019). "Rhinolophus sinicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2019: e.T41529A22005184.
  2. ^ Filatov, Dmitry A.; Mao, Xiuguang; He, Guimei; Zhang, Junpeng; Rossiter, Stephen J.; Zhang, Shuyi (2013). "Lineage Divergence and Historical Gene Flow in the Chinese Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus sinicus)". PLoS ONE. 8 (2): e56786. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056786. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC access