Round-eared tube-nosed bat

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Round-eared tube-nosed bat
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Murina
M. cyclotis
Binomial name
Murina cyclotis
Dobson, 1872

The round-eared tube-nosed bat (Murina cyclotis), is a species of bat in the family Vespertilionidae from Central and Southeast Asia.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


Head and body length is 8 cm. Forearm is 3 cm. Wingspan is 26 cm. Weight 5-6g.

Ears are round in shape, directed forward, and have a prominent tragus. The prominent nose consists of two short tubes that are broad Y-pattern and project beyond the muzzle. Muzzle hairy and blunt in shape. Dark brown above, lighter below. Wing memnbrane semi-transparent blackish brown inter-femoral membrane darker with a reddish soft hair. Tail enclosed by skin. Feet and hind limbs are very hairy.


  • Murina cyclotis cyclotis
  • Murina cyclotis eileenae
  • Murina cyclotis peninsularis


It is known as නළ-නැහැ වවුලා (nala-naehe wawulaa) in Sinhala.


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