Rhinolophus (Hipposideros) diadema?, Lacepede, 1799

Horsfield, Thomas, 1851, Rhinolophus, Catalogue of the Mammalia in the Museum of the East India Company, 75, Great Queen Street, London: East India Company, Museum, pp. 33-36: 4

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Rhinolophus (Hipposideros) diadema?



Hipposideros diadema, Gray? Cantor, Catalogue of Mam­   malia inhabiting the Malayan Peninsula and Islands, p. 11.

RhinolophUs diadema, Geoffroy? Ann. du Mus. XX. p.   263.

A very perfect specimen of a large Rinolophe, from the Malayan PeninsUla has been presented to the MUseUm by Dr. Cantor, of Which he gives the folloWing details in the catalogUe above mentioned, p. 11.

“ The Malayan individUals are, according to age and sex, of a more or less intense reddish or greyish broWn above, Under certain lights assUming a golden lUstre, oWing to the Whitish points of the hairs; beneath, they are of a lighter greyish-broWn. In the adUlt male, the livid flesh-coloUred nasal appendage is larger, more complicated, and someWhat different from the figUre given by Geoffroy St. Hilaire (Ann. dU MUséUm, XX. pl. 5 and 6), Which resembles the female in the simpler appendage in the absence of the frontal pore. The latter organ in the adUlt male is large, secreting a yelloWish-broWn oily flUid...............The size of the Malayan individUals appears to exceed those from Timor.” The specimen sent by Dr. Cantor agrees generally With the R, diadema   , described by M. Geoffroy, in coloUr, oUtline of membrane, and form of the ears, bUt it is one-third larger, the body and tail together measUring seven inches, and the flying membrane tWenty-tWo inches. The comparison of fresh specimens Will probably shoW that Dr. Cantor’s species is entitled to a distinct rank; this conjectUre is confirmed by distance of its locality from R. diadema, Which   hitherto has only been foUnd in Timor.