Hipposideros pomona K. Andersen, 1918

Zhang, Libiao, Jones, Gareth, Zhang, Jinshuo, Zhu, Guangjian & Parsons, Stuart, 2009, Recent surveys of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from China. I. Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae, Acta Chiropterologica 11 (1), pp. 71-88 : 81-82

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3161/150811009X465703



persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Hipposideros pomona K. Andersen, 1918


Hipposideros pomona K. Andersen, 1918 View in CoL

Pomona leaf-nosed bat

FA — 40.5–44.2 mm, mass — 5.2–7.0 g. Forty males and 49 females were captured from Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan. Hipposideros pomona emitted different call frequencies at different sites. The bats in Yunnan called between 120.8– 125.6 kHz and had FA values of 41.5–44.2 mm. Bats in Guangdong called between 125–129 kHz, with

FA values of 40.6–43.0 mm. In Hainan calls were recorded at 121 kHz (FA 38–42 mm). Shek and Lau (2006) reported that H. pomona in Hong Kong emitted echolocation calls at 129.6 (range 125.7– 132.5) kHz.

Previous records from China: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan, ( Wang, 2003).

Ecological Notes

Most records were from caves in the south of China, but small population was found under the bed in an abandoned house in Hainan. One large roost was found.

GBIF Dataset (for parent article) Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF