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Volume 10 | Number 1 | May 2021 v10i1.253 volume 10 number 1


Volume 10 | Number 1 | May 2021
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 9 April 2021
Accepted date: 10 May 2021
Published date: 27 May 2021
Pp. 71–78, pl. 16.

On large colonies of rufous horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus rouxii), western Sri Lanka

A.P.M.J. Bandara* & G. Edirisinghe
*E-mail: malshabandara83@gmail.com

Rhinolophus rouxii and Hipposideros speoris are small-sized bats belonging to the Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae families, respectively. Rhinolophus rouxii is widely distributed in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, China and Vietnam, whereas H. speoris is found in Sri Lanka, India and more recently reported from Myanmar. These two species are listed as of Least Concern in both Global and National Red Lists of IUCN. As per the existing distribution records, they are commonly found in the low country: R. rouxii up to an elevation of 1,590 m, whereas H. speoris is at altitudes ranging up to 1,385 m.

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