Formosan woolly horseshoe bat

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Formosan woolly horseshoe bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Rhinolophidae
Genus: Rhinolophus
R. formosae
Binomial name
Rhinolophus formosae
Sanborn, 1939
Rhinolophus formosae area.png
2011 range

The Formosan woolly horseshoe bat is a species of bat from the family Rhinolophidae. It is endemic to Taiwan and occurs in primary forests in low to middle altitudes of central areas of Taiwan. Its roosting locations include caves, buildings, tunnels, and irrigation conduits. The species is listed as Least concern by the IUCN Red List, and it almost qualifies as a threatened species under criteria B1: extent of occurrence for geographic range. Its population is decreasing due to deforestation in Taiwanese lowlands, although it occurs in at least one protected area.[1] The Formosan woolly horseshoe bat was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the woolly horseshoe bat, but is distinct.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Huang, J.C.-C., Lee, Y., Ho, Y., Chou, C. & Cheng, H.-C. (2019). "Rhinolophus formosae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2019: e.T136644A21989870.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.