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SPECIES Hipposideros lankadiva

Author:Kelaart, 1850.
Citation:J. Sri Lanka Branch Asiat. Soc., 2(2): 216.
Common Name:Indian Leaf-nosed Bat
Type Locality:Sri Lanka, Kandy.
Distribution:Sri Lanka, S and C India.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Data Deficient as H. schistaceus; Lower Risk (lc) as H. lankadiva.
Comments:diadema species group. Includes schistaceus; see Bates and Harrison (1997) and Srivinasulu and Srivinasulu (2001). Multiple subspecies have been recognized by some authors, but these do not appear justified; see Sinha (1999), although also see Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu (2001).
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    indus K. Andersen, 1918
    mixtus K. Andersen, 1918
    schistaceus K. Andersen, 1918
    unitus K. Andersen, 1918

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