Hipposideros larvatus (Horsfield, 1823)

Huang, Joe Chun-Chia, Jazdzyk, Elly Lestari, Nusalawo, Meyner, Maryanto, Ibnu, Maharadatunkamsi, Wiantoro, Sigit & Kingston, Tigga, 2014, A recent bat survey reveals Bukit Barisan Selatan Landscape as a chiropteran diversity hotspot in Sumatra, Acta Chiropterologica 16 (2), pp. 413-449 : 428

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https://doi.org/ 10.3161/150811014X687369



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Hipposideros larvatus (Horsfield, 1823)


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Intermediate leaf-nosed bat

New records

Lampung Province: Kuyung Arang Village, Pemerihan Village, Sridadi cave, Sukaraja Forest, Sukaraja Village, Sumber Rejo Village, Way Canguk Forest.

New material

Two individuals were collected as specimens. Lampung Province: Sumber Rejo Village, 1♂, 1♀ ( MZB 34980, 34981).

Previous records from Sumatra

North Sumatra Province: a cave near Sipegeh ( Whitten et al., 2000); and throughout Sumatra by van Strien (1996).


Hipposideros larvatus was the most common and abundant insectivorous species in both forests and plantations of the survey area. It was found roosting in Gimbar 1 and Sridadi caves with Emballonura monticola and Miniopterus magnater respectively. Previous studies report geographic variations in body size and F MAXE of echolocation calls across the distribution range of H. larvatus ( Kitchener and Maryanto, 1993; Thabah et al., 2006). Our samples exhibit similar body size (FA 51.1–60.0 mm, 56.4 mm, n = 479) and F MAXE (99–101 kHz) to populations in Peninsular Malaysia but differ from the populations in Myanmar, India, and China (see more details in Kitchener and Maryanto, 1993; Thabah et al., 2006). In our study sites, it can be distinguished from all Hipposideros species, except H. diadema , by presence of three lateral leaflets, and from H. diadema by smaller body size and different color patterns.


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