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SPECIES Hipposideros megalotis

Author:Heuglin, 1862.
Citation:Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol., Halle, 29(8): 4, 8.
Common Name:Large-eared Leaf-nosed Bat
Type Locality:Eritrea, Bogos Land, Keren.
Distribution:Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya. A record from Somalia is erroneous (M. Happold, pers. comm.)
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:megalotis species group. Sometimes placed in the subgenus Syndesmotis; see Legendre (1982) and Gaucher and Brosset (1990). Also see Hill (1963b).
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