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

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Hipposideridae (leafnosed-bats) → Rhinonicteris aurantia (orange leaf-nosed bat)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
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
992
Synonym(s)
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
Vulnerable
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
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Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=992

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

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
8 March 2022
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