Biak roundleaf bat

Biak roundleaf bat

Biak roundleaf bat, Geelvinck bay leaf-nosed bat

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Hipposideros papua

The Biak roundleaf bat or Geelvinck Bay leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros papua ) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is endemic to the Biak Islands (Schouten Islands) and Cenderawasih Bay (Geelvinck Bay) area of Papua Province, located in Western New Guinea, Indonesia.

Appearance

It has a forearm length of approximately 50.5 mm (1.99 in).It has a nose-leaf with two lateral leaflets.

Distribution

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It is endemic to Indonesia.Its range encompasses several islands of Indonesia, including Halmahera, Bacan, Gebe, Biak, Supiori, Numfoor, and Vogelkop Peninsula of New Guinea.

Biak roundleaf bat habitat map
Biak roundleaf bat habitat map
Biak roundleaf bat
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Habits and Lifestyle

It is nocturnal, roosting in sheltered places during the day such as caves.

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Conservation

As of 2008, it is evaluated as least concern by the IUCN—its lowest conservation priority.It meets the criteria for this assessment because it is locally common within its range.Its habitat is unlikely to be rapidly declining in extent and quality, and its population trend is projected as stable.

References

1. Biak roundleaf bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biak_roundleaf_bat
2. Biak roundleaf bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/10107/3165499

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