Rhinolophus osgoodi Sanborn, 1939:40

Osgood's horseshoe bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1939 (Martin et al., 2023)

Rediscovered in 2003

IUCN status: Data Deficient



Yunnan Province, China












Original scientific description:

Sanborn, C. C. 1939. Eight new bats of the genus Rhinolophus. Field Museum of Natural History, Zoological Series 24: 37-43.


Other references:

Csorba G. P., Ujhelyi P. and Thomas, N. 2003. Horseshoe Bats of the World. Alana Books, Shropshire, England.

Francis, C. M. and Habersetzer, J. 1998. Interspecific and intraspecific variation in echolocation: call frequency and morphology of horseshoe bats, Rhinolophus and Hipposideros. In: T. H. Kunz and P. A. Racey (eds), Bat: biology and conservation, pp. 169-179. Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC, USA.

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)]

Osgood, W.H. 1932. Mammals of the Kelley-Roosevelts and Delacour Asiatic expeditions. Field Museum of Natural History, Zoology Series 18(10): 193-339.

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. 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.

Smith, A.T., Johnston, C.H., Jones, G. & Rossiter, S. (2008). Rhinolophus osgoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19557A8976808. Downloaded on 16 February 2017.

Smith, A.T. and Xie, Y. 2008. A Guide to the Mammals of China. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Wang, S. and Xie, Y. 2004. China Species Red List. Vol. 1 Red List. Higher Education Press, Beijing, China.


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