Rufous horseshoe bat

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Rufous horseshoe bat
Rhinolophus rouxii.jpg
Male in breeding season
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Rhinolophidae
Genus: Rhinolophus
Species: R. rouxii
Binomial name
Rhinolophus rouxii
Temminck, 1835
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Rufous horseshoe bat range

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Description[edit]

Head and body length 7–9 cm. Forearms 5 cm. Wingspan is 28–31 cm. Weight 11–14 g.

Color is highly variable. The pelage is soft and silky. Generally it is reddish brown with the underside lighter. The nose-leaf, is prominent, complex. Large ears lack a tragus.

Culture[edit]

Known as බොරත් අස් ලාඩම් වවුලා (bo-rath as-laadam wawula) in Sinhala.

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