Rhinolophus mitratus Blyth, 1844:483

Mitred horseshoe bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct or Invalid

Last record: 1844 (Martin et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Bihar, India






Only known from the holotype (Molur & Srinivasulu, 2008).






Original scientific description:

Blyth, E. (1844). Notices of various mammalia. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 13: 463-494.


Other references:

Bates, P.J.J. and D.L. Harrison (1997). Bats of the Indian Subcontinent. Harrison Zoological Museum, Kent, xiv + 268 pp.

Corbet, G. B., and J. E. Hill. 1992. Mammals of the Indomalayan region. A systematic review. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 488 pp.

Hutson, A.M., S.P. Mickleburgh and P.A. Racey (compilers) (2001). Michrochiropteran Bats: Global Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Chiroptera Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, x +2 58pp.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

S. Molur, G. Marimuthu, C. Srinivasulu, S. Mistry, A.M. Hutson, P.J.J. Bates, S. Walker, K. Padma Priya and A.R. Binu Priya (Editors). (2002). Status of South Asian Chiroptera: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report, 2002. Zoo Outreach Organisation, CBSG South Asia and WILD, Coimbatore, India, CD-Rom.

Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C. (2008). Rhinolophus mitratus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 09 September 2012.

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.

Sinha, Y.P. (1973). Taxonomic studies of the Indian Horse-shoe bats of the genus Rhinolophus. Lacepede. Mammalia 37(4): 603-630.

Sinha, Y.P. (1986). Bats of Bihar: Taxonomy and field ecology. Rec. Zoological Survey of India. Misc. Publ. 77: 1-60.

Srinivasulu, C., P.A. Racey & S. Mistry (2010). A key to the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of South Asia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(7): 1001-1076.


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