Species in news: Kolar Leaf-Nosed Bat
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Biodiversity
- The Karnataka Forest Department, along with the Bat Conservation India Trust (BCIT), is on a war footing to save the Kolar Leaf-Nosed Bat from extinction.
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- Common Name: Kolar leaf-nosed bat or leafletted leaf-nosed bat.
- Scientific Name: Hipposideros hypophyllus.
- It is a species of bat in the family Hipposideridae.
- Habitat: Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and caves.
- It is endemic to India.
- It is found only in one cave in Hanumanahalli village in the Kolar district of Karnataka.
- Its population is less than 200 individuals.
- IUCN Red List: critically endangered