Rhinolophus megaphyllus

Rhinolophus megaphyllus

Rhinolophus megaphyllus

(Eastern Horseshoe Bat)

FAMILY

Rhinolophidae

Species

Rhinolophus megaphyllus

Common name

Eastern Horseshoe Bat

Main colour; forearm

Brown; forearm 4.4-5.2 cm long

Mature weight

6-13 g

Location

Townsville

Description

This small bat which roosts in small colonies, may be found inside buildings as well as in the bush, they appear to be continuously moving. The back is greyish-brown, but brown to gingery on the belly; very short tail, broad pointed tail, noseleaf is horseshoe-shaped, hence the common name; eyes are small.