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  Rhinolophus lepidus
  Family Name : Rhinolophidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Glossy Horseshoe Bat

Glossy Horseshoe Bat
  • Description
    • Size :
      4.2 cm
      Description :
      Upperparts bright orange-brown or grey. Fur is woolly. Noseleaf and ears are greyish. Noseleaf consists of rounded and horseshoe-shaped front section. Relatively small in size.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Nocturnal and insectivorous. It inhabits mature forest and roosts in hollow trees, tunnels and in drain culverts. In Singapore, confined to the Central Nature Reserves where it is common. Widely distributed in Afghanistan through India, southern China, continental Southeast Asia and Sumatra.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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