Hipposideros hypophyllus Kock & Bhat, 1994:26

Kolar leaf-nosed bat, Leafletted leaf-nosed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1985

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Kolar District, Karnataka, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kock, D. and Bhat, H. R. (1994). Hipposideros hypophyllus n. sp. of the H. bicolor-group from peninsular India (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 73(1-2): 25-31.


Other references:

Bates, P. J. J., and D. L. Harrison. 1997. Bats of the Indian Subcontinent. Harrison Zoological Museum, 258 pp.

Molur, S., Marimuthu, G., Srinivasulu, C., Mistry, S. Hutson, A. M., Bates, P. J. J., Walker, S., Padmapriya, K. and Binupriya, A. R. (2002). Status of South Asian Chiroptera: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report. Zoo Outreach Organization/CBSG-South Asia, Coimbatore, India.

Molur, S. and Srinivasulu, C. (2008). Hipposideros hypophyllus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 08 December 2014.

Simmons, N. B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.

Srinivasulu, B. et al. (2014). The reassessment of the threatened status of the Indian endemic Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros hypophyllus Kock & Bhat, 1994 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(12): 6493-6501.


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