Fawn leaf-nosed bat

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Fawn leaf-nosed bat
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Genus: Hipposideros
H. cervinus
Binomial name
Hipposideros cervinus
(Gould, 1863)
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Fawn roundleaf bat range

The fawn leaf-nosed bat[2] or fawn roundleaf bat (Hipposideros cervinus) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae found in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vanuatu. It was previously found in Singapore, but may have become extinct there.[1]


Hipposideros cervinus is a medium-sized Hipposiderid (forearm 44-50mm, 5-10 grammes) with two lateral leaflets on its nose leaf.[3] Noseleaf is greyish pink, ears triangular.[4] Pups are dark gray in coloration, maturing to a dark brown in adults which often becomes bleached over time, turning a bright orange colour due to the ammonia from droppings in communal roosts.

Ecology and behaviour[edit]

A communal rooster, is commonly found roosting in caves and trees. In 1958 Medway estimated the Niah population to be 250,000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Csorba, G.; Bumrungsri, S.; Francis, C.; Bates, P.; Gumal, M.; Hall, L.; Bonaccorso, F. (2008). "Hipposideros cervinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T10118A3167457. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T10118A3167457.en. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Van Dyke, S. and Strahan, R. (eds.) (2008) The Mammals of Australia, Third Edition, New Holland / Queensland Museum, Brisbane ISBN 978-1-877069-25-3
  3. ^ Phillips, Quentin and Phillips, Karen (2016). Mammals of Borneo and their Ecology. ISBN 9789838121668
  4. ^ Payne, Junaidi and Francis, Charles (1985). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. ISBN 9679994716