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Rhinolophus subbadius Blyth, 1844
Little Nepalese Horseshoe Bat
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No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
This is a small-sized horseshoe bat with the superior connecting process of the sella being horn-like. The forearm length averages 34.3 mm (33.4 – 35.9 mm). The lancet is short and broad. The pelage is brown in colour. The dorsal surface is cinnamon brown with pale hair bases. Ventral surface slightly pale.
This species can be separated from similar looking R. pusillus, R. lepidus and R. hipposideros based on its small size (FA: 33.4 – 35.9 mm vs 34.9 – 37.8 mm, 37.0 – 41.8 mm and 35.9 – 40.0 mm).
An uncommon species of South Asia found in the tropical evergreen forests. It was once collected from bamboo clump at an altitude of 1231 m asl.
Nothing else is known about the species.
Bangladesh - Sylhet
India - Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya
Nepal - Central and Western Nepal
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