Malayan roundleaf bat
|Malayan roundleaf bat|
K. Andersen, 1918
|Malayan roundleaf bat range|
It was described as a new species in 1918 by Danish mammalogist Knud Andersen. The holotype had been collected in 1879 by W. Davison in Klang, Malaysia. It was presented to Andersen by Allan Octavian Hume. It is considered a member of the bicolor species group within Hipposideros based on its morphology. The holotype is the only known specimen of this species. As it was damaged, it is uncertain if the Malayan roundleaf bat is truly a distinct species. Its species name "nequam" is Latin for "worthless."
The forearm length of the holotype was 46 mm (1.8 in). It had a large nose-leaf of 6 mm (0.24 in) in length and 8 mm (0.31 in) in width. Its first premolar is small and its nasal septum is very thin.
Range and habitat
As of 2016, it is evaluated as a data deficient species by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this assessment because it is known from only a single specimen; there is no information on its ecological requirements; and its extent of occurrence is unknown.
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