An injured Roundleaf Bat, possibly Cantor's Roundleaf Bat (Hipposideros cf. galeritus) found on Con Dao, Vietnam.
80 to 100 ind in a small cave
colony of nearly 150 ind.
foreram length : 45,4 male / 46,2 female / 46,3 F / 46,5 F / 45,9 F / 46,2 F
Captured in heavily disturbed forest fragment southwest of fenced portion of the reserve. Mistnet was set across a small trail.
In a cave in Anjajavy Forest
Bat found dead unfortunately - killed by cat
Single Hipposideros commersoni in the eastern portion of Parcel 1 at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve. Photos by Stephanie Meredith
Hipposideridae is a family of bats commonly known as the "Old World Leaf-nosed Bats". While it has often been seen as a subfamily, Hipposiderinae, of the family Rhinolophidae, it is now more generally classified as its own family. Nevertheless, it is most closely related to Rhinolophidae within the suborder Pteropodiformes (or Yinpterochiroptera).