The Chiropteran Library of South Asia

Rhinolophidae

 

Rhinolophidae includes about 77 species of insectivorous bats with wide distribution in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

 

They have a short muzzle and a complex noseleaf that essentially bears an erect posterior lancet. The lower horizontal horseshoe surrounds the nostrils and a perpendicular median sella is present. The ears are pointed with a well-developed antitragus. These bats do not possess a tragus. The tail is totally enclosed in the interfemoral membrane.

 

As of yet, a total of 20 species of the single genus Rhinolophus have been reported from South Asia.

 

 

Species List

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