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Cantor's roundleaf bat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Hipposideros
Higher classification  Hipposideros
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Hipposideridae
Scientific name  Hipposideros galeritus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ashy roundleaf bat, Hipposideros, Bat, Dusky leaf‑nosed bat, Mammal

Cantor's roundleaf bat (Hipposideros galeritus) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.


It is named after Theodore Edward Cantor, a 19th Century Danish physician, zoologist and botanist.


Head and body length is 7-9cm. Forearms 5cm. Wingspan 27-30cm. Weight 6-7g.

Females are larger than males. Generally deep reddish brown. Can vary from almost blackish to bright reddish brown. Underside is paler. Pelage silky. Ears are short and broad with the outer margin concave below the blunt tip, inner margin is highly convex.


Known as කෙස්-දිගු පත්-නාස් වවුලා (meaning "long-haired leaf-nosed bat") in Sinhala.


Cantor's roundleaf bat Wikipedia

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