Hills' horseshoe bat

Hills' horseshoe bat

Hills' horseshoe bat

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Rhinolophus hillorum

The Hills' horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hillorum ) is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is found in Cameroon, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, caves, and subterranean habitats (other than caves). It is threatened by habitat loss.

Appearance

Hills' horseshoe bat has a forearm length of 52–57 mm (2.0–2.2 in), and individuals weigh 16.5–25 g (0.58–0.88 oz). It has a dental formula of 1.1.1.32.1.2.3 for a total of 28 teeth.

Distribution

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Hills' horseshoe bat is found in Western and Central Africa, where it has been confirmed in Cameroon, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria. Its presence is possible yet unconfirmed in Uganda as of 2010.

Hills' horseshoe bat habitat map
Hills' horseshoe bat habitat map
Hills' horseshoe bat
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Population

Conservation

As of 2010, it is evaluated as a near-threatened species by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this classification because it is experiencing habitat destruction. Its extent of occurrence is likely less than 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi), and is close to qualifying for the more serious designation of "vulnerable". It likely has a small population size which is also declining. Specific threats this species faces include mining, quarrying, deforestation, and hunting.

References

1. Hills' horseshoe bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hills'_horseshoe_bat
2. Hills' horseshoe bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/44782/10938072

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