TAILLESS LEAF-NOSED BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

NAME: TAILLESS LEAF-NOSED BAT

DESCRIPTION: This small brown bat with long, lustrous fur can be distinguished from all other leaf-nosed bats by its rudimentary tail and ill- developed inter-femoral membrane. The ears are round like saucers with a large antitragus. The nose leaf is distinctive in having a large anterior leaf that extends beyond the muzzle, two narrow and long supplementary lappets, and a large posterior leaf with a process at the top. The anterior leaf is divided into two halves by a groove; the posterior has a single cell.

BEHAVIOUR: Unknown.

DISTRIBUTION: Two records in West Bengal and Meghalaya.

HABITAT: Caves and tree hollows in subtropical forests.

Size: 5.2–5.5 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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