Photographed in a limestone cave at Tanjong Rhu,
Langkawi, Peninsular Malaysia.
This group is part of a
colony of around 100 individuals
The Shield-faced Roundleaf
Bat is a communal cave-dwelling species, commonly inhabiting limestone caves
at sea-level as well as caves in forested hills.
Like all Hipposideros
species there is a series of complicated noseleafs. In this species there is
a shield or bi-lobed structure behind the posterior noseleaf. In males this
structure is huge, but in females is much smaller. The fur is brownish or
grey in colour. The ears are broad and triangular.
The species occurs in
Burma, Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. It is absent from Singapore.
Order : CHIROPTERA
Family : Hipposideridae
Species : Hipposideros lylei
Forearm Length :
References : M3