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Rhinolophus shortridgei K. Andersen, 1918
Shortridge's Horseshoe Bat
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No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
This is a small-sized horseshoe bat with a noseleaf that has a narrow horseshoe that does not cover the whole of the muzzle. A small secondary leaflet is present. The sella is parallel-sided, widely rounded above and the connecting process is a pointed triangle. The lancet has concave sides. The lower lip has three prominent mental grooves. The forearm length ranges between 39.0 – 42.0 mm. The pelage is pale in colour. The dorsal surface is light brown with individual hairs being bicoloured. The ventral surface is much lighter, dirty white or grey with unicoloured hairs.
This species can be separated from similar looking R. lepidus basing on its larger skull size (Average GTL: 17.68 mm vs 16.73 mm) and longer upper toothrow (Average CM3: 6.61 mm vs 6.37 mm).
An uncommon species of South Asia found in tropical evergreen forests.
Nothing else is known about the species.
India - West Bengal
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