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Rhinolophus yunanensis Dobson, 1872
Dobson's Horseshoe Bat
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No subspecies, known only from nominate form.
This is a large-sized horseshoe bat characterized by a single mental groove and is similar to R. pearsonii. The forearm length averages 56.6 mm (54.2 – 59.5 mm). The pelage is long, soft and woolly. The dorsal surface is brown in colour and the ventral surface is slightly paler. Hairs are present on the upper surface and posterior border of the interfemoral membrane.
This species can be separated from R. pearsonii based on its larger size (FA: 54.2 – 59.5 mm vs 50.0 – 54.8 mm).
An uncommon species of South Asia found in montane forests in varying altitudes between 689 – 1231 m asl.
Nothing else is known about this species.
India - Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
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