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Species profile—Rhinonicteris aurantia (orange leaf-nosed bat)


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Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Hipposideridae (leafnosed-bats)
Scientific name
Rhinonicteris aurantia (Gray, 1845)
Common name
orange leaf-nosed bat
Type reference
Gray, J.E. (1845) Description of some new Australian animals. pp 405-411 pls 1-3 in Eyre, (1845). Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1; sent by the colonists of South Australia, with the sanction and support of the Government: including an account of the manners and customs of the Aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans. London: T. and W. Boone Vol. 1.
WildNet taxon ID
Rhinonicteris aurantius
Rhinonycteris aurantius
Rhinonycteris aurantia
Rhinolophus aurantius
Alternate name(s)
golden horseshoe-bat
orange diamond-faced bat
orange horseshoe-bat
golden horseshoe bat
golden horse-shoe bat
orange horseshoe bat
orange horse-shoe bat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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