Short-tailed roundleaf bat

Short-tailed roundleaf bat

Short-tailed roundleaf bat

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Hipposideros curtus

The short-tailed roundleaf bat (Hipposideros curtus ) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is found in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Appearance

Its forearm length ranges from 42–47 mm (1.7–1.9 in). Based on one individual, they weigh approximately 7.1 g (0.25 oz).

Distribution

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It has been confirmed in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea; additionally, its range may include Nigeria. It has been documented at a range of elevations from 0–500 m (0–1,640 ft) above sea level. Its habitat is lowland tropical forest.

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In 2016 a population of the species was discovered near to the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary in southern Nigeria by the ecologist Iroro Tanshi, who worked with local people to conserve the population.

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Short-tailed roundleaf bat habitat map
Short-tailed roundleaf bat habitat map
Short-tailed roundleaf bat
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Conservation

It is listed as endangered by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this designation because its suitable caves are probably confined to an area less than 2,000 km2 (770 sq mi); its habitat is fragmented; and its habitat is declining in quality in extent.

References

1. Short-tailed roundleaf bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-tailed_roundleaf_bat
2. Short-tailed roundleaf bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/10125/22096364

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