Forest horseshoe bat

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Forest horseshoe bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Rhinolophidae
Genus: Rhinolophus
R. silvestris
Binomial name
Rhinolophus silvestris
Aellen, 1959
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Forest horseshoe bat range

The forest horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus silvestris) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in Republic of the Congo and Gabon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Cotterill, F.P.D. (2008). "Rhinolophus silvestris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T19567A8979071. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T19567A8979071.en. Retrieved 12 December 2017.