Paracoelops megalotis Dorst, 1947:436

Vietnamese leaf-nosed bat, Funnel-eared leafnosed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: after 1945 (1947?)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Vietnam (central)






Known only from the holotype, which is badly damaged.

Type locality: Vinh, Nghe An Province, central Vietnam.






Borissenko, Alex V. and Kruskop, Sergei V. (2003). Bats of Vietnam and Adjacent Territories: An Identification Manual. Biodiversity of Vietnam series. Joint Russian-Vietnamese Science and Technological Tropical Centre / Zoological Museum of Moscow M. V. Lomonosov State University. 211 pp.

Csorba, G. & Bates, P. (2008). Paracoelops megalotis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 October 2011.

Nowak, R. M. 1994. Walker’s Bats of the World. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore – London, 287 pp.

Thong, Vu Dinh et al. (2012). Resolving a mammal mystery: the identity of Paracoelops megalotis (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Zootaxa 3505: 75-85. [Abstract]


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