Hipposideros pelingensis, Shamel, 1940

Patterson, Georgina, Martin, Thomas Edward, Adams, Nathan, Cropper, Olivia, Mustari, Abdul Haris & Tosh, David G., 2017, Lowland rainforest bat communities of Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, including new regional records, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65, pp. 373-385 : 381

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Hipposideros pelingensis


Hipposideros pelingensis

Previously considered part of the H. dinops species complex, H. pelingensis is now treated a separate species endemic to Sulawesi and its offshore islands ( Wilson & Reeder, 2015). It is considered near-threatened by the IUCN ( Hutson et al., 2008c) due to limestone extraction and other forms of disturbance within its forest habitats. It is rare within our study area, being known from a single individual caught by NA and OC in a harp trap within LFR (2 August 2014). It has been previously mapped as occurring on Buton ( Hutson et al., 2008c).