Paracoelops megalotis Dorst, 1947:436

Vietnamese leaf-nosed bat, Funnel-eared leafnosed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of Hipposideros pomona by (Thong et al., 2012), which was split into H. pomona and H. gentilis by (Srinivasulu & Srinivasulu, 2018). The locus typicus falls within the geographical distribution of the latter (Srinivasulu & Srinivasulu, 2018; Srinivasulu et al., 2020).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of Hipposideros gentilis) (Thong et al., 2012; Srinivasulu & Srinivasulu, 2018)

Last record: after 1945; 1947 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012; Lee et al., 2017)

IUCN RedList status: not evaluated



Vietnam (central)


Biology & Ecology




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

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Lee, T. E., Fisher, D. O., Blomberg, S. P. and Wintle, B. A. (2017). Extinct or still out there? Disentangling influences on extinction and rediscovery helps to clarify the fate of species on the edge. Global Change Biology 23(2): 621-634.

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

Srinivasulu, B. and Srinivasulu, C. (2018). In plain sight: Bacular and noseleaf morphology supports distinct specific status of Roundleaf Bats Hipposideros pomona Andersen, 1918 and Hipposideros gentilis Andersen, 1918 (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(8): 12018-12026.

Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B. and Srinivasulu, A. (2020). Hipposideros gentilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T180991219A180991293. Accessed on 10 May 2023.

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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