Trefoil horseshoe bat
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The trefoil horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus trifoliatus) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. In Borneo locally common up to 1,800m, including mangroves.
Ecology and Behaviour
R. trifoliatus is caught in the understory of primary and secondary rainforest. This species is thought to be solitary, with individuals observed roosting hanging underneath exposed leaves. As with the neotropical Ectophylla alba it is thought that their pale fur may be an adaptation to make them camouflaged when roosting, as sunlight filtering through the leaf will make them appear green.
- Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Rhinolophus trifoliatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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