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Rhinolophus sinicus Andersen, 1905
Chinese Horseshoe Bat
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Rhinolophus sinicus sinicus Andersen, 1905
This is a small-sized horseshoe bat characterized by bluntly rounded off superior connecting process in lateral view. The forearm length averages 47.5 mm (45.7 – 49.6 mm). The horseshoe is narrower in comparision to R. affinis. The lancet has straight sides and a bluntly pointed tip. The pelage is short. The dorsal surface is russet brown in colour. Ventral surface paler.
This species can be separated from similar looking R. affinis based on 1. Smaller size (FA: 45.7 – 49.6 mm vs 50.0 – 55.0 mm), and from R. rouxii based on 1. Size of the second phalanx of the third metacarpal (less than 65% of the length of the third metacarpal vs between 68-73% of the length of the third metacarpal). This species is restricted to Himalayaa, while R. rouxii occurs in the southern part of the Indian peninsula.
An uncommon species of South Asia found in montane forests. Colonial, roosts in caves with other bat species.
Nothing else is known about the species.
India - Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
Nepal - Central and Eastern Nepal
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