Very little is known about the Leafletted leaf-nosed bat or Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat.
This bat has only been found in one cave near an Indian village in Kolar district, Karnataka.
They are threatened by illegal granite mining occurring in the close vicinity of its only known roost, in a subterranean cave which is on a monolithic granite hill. It has been reported to have abandoned two other roosts due to fires lit for the easier extraction of granite.
- Order: Chiroptera
- Family: Hipposideridae
- Population: 150-200
- Trend: decreasing
Kolar leaf-nosed bats’ are endemic to India, and are currently only known from one cave in Hanumanahalli village in Kolar district, Karnataka.
Habitat and Ecology
Kolar leaf-nosed bats’ roost in a single narrow, inaccessible, subterranean cave on a monolithic granite hill. The surrounding habitat is tropical dry shrubland surrounding by villages and agricultural fields. Little else is known of their habitat and ecology.