RHINOLOPHIDAE, Gray, 1825

Burgin, Connor, 2019, Rhinolophidae, Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 9 Bats, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 280-332 : 260

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3748525

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3808884

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/885887A2-FFCF-8A29-FE0B-FDEEF5BBDF21

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

RHINOLOPHIDAE
status

 

Family RHINOLOPHIDAE

(HORSESHOE BATS)

• Relatively small to medium-sized insectivorous bats with ornate facial growths including horseshoe-shaped plate between mouth and nares and ears without tragus.

• 5-16- 5 cm.

• Palearctic, Afrotropical, Indo-Malayan, and Australasian Regions.

• Deserts, forests, and mountainous areas, mainly tropical but extending into temperate regions to c. 52° N.

• 1 genus, 109 species, 199 taxa.

• 1 species Critically Endangered, 6 species Endangered, 6 species Vulnerable; none Extinct since 1600.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae