Hipposideros marisae Aellen, 1954:474

Aellen's roundleaf bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1989

Rediscovered in 2009

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea & Liberia












Original scientific description:

Aellen, V. 1954. Description d'un nouvel Hipposideros (Chiroptera) de la Côte d'Ivoire. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 61: 473-483.


Other references:

Grubb, P., Jones, T.S., Davies, A.G., Edberg, E., Starin, E.D. and Hill, J.E. 1998. Mammals of Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. Trendrine Press, Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall, UK.

Hill, J. E. 1982. Records of bats from Mount Nimba, Liberia. Mammalia 46: 116-120.

Hoke, P., Demey, R. and Peal, A. 2007. A rapid biological assessment of North Lorma, Gola and Grebo National Forests, Liberia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment. Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Koopman, K. F., Kofrin, C. P. and Chapman, A. 1995. The bats of Liberia: Systematics, ecology and distribution. American Museum Novitates 3148: 1-24.

Kuhn, H.J. 1965. A provisional check-list of the mammals of Liberia. Senckenbergiana Biologica 46(5): 321-340.

Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J. (2008). Hipposideros marisae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10149A3175165. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Rosevear, D. R. 1965. The Bats of West Africa. British Museum, London, UK.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

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.

Wolton, R. J., Arak, P. A., Godfray, H. C. L. and Wilson, R. P. 1982. Ecological and behavioural studies of the Megachiroptera at Mount Nimba, Liberia, with notes on the Microchiroptera. Mammalia 46(4): 419-448.


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