Philippine forest roundleaf bat

The Philippine forest roundleaf bat (Hipposideros obscurus) is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Philippine forest roundleaf bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Genus: Hipposideros
Species:
H. obscurus
Binomial name
Hipposideros obscurus
(Peters, 1861)
Philippine forest roundleaf bat range
Synonyms
  • Phyllorhina obscura Peters, 1861

Taxonomy and etymology

It was described as a new species in 1861 by German naturalist Wilhelm Peters. Peters initially placed it in the now-defunct genus Phyllorhina, with the scientific name Phyllorhina obscura.[2] Its species name "obscurus" is Latin for "dark".[3]

References

  1. Alviola, P.A.; Sedlock, J.; Alvarez, J.; Fidelino, J.; Pedregosa, M.; Jakosalem, P.G.; Tanalgo, K. (2019). "Hipposideros obscurus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T10153A22101961.
  2. Peters, Wilhelm (1861). "Berichtet über die von Hrn. F. Jagor bisher auf Malacca, Borneo, Java und den Philippinen gesammelten Säugethiere aus den Ordnungen der Halbaffen, Pelzflatterer und Flederthiere". Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussische Akademie des Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 1861 (2): 709.
  3. "obscure (adj.)". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 9 October 2019.


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