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Rufous trident bat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Genus: Triaenops
T. persicus
Binomial name
Triaenops persicus
Dobson, 1871
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Persian trident bat range

The rufous trident bat, Persian trident bat, or triple nose-leaf bat (Triaenops persicus) is a species of bat in the genus Triaenops.[2] It occurs in southwestern Pakistan, southern Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. In the last country, it occurs together with the much smaller Triaenops parvus. Populations from Madagascar and mainland Africa have also been assigned to T. persicus, but are referable to the species Triaenops menamena and Triaenops afer, respectively. Madagascar populations have also been referred to as Triaenops rufus, but this name is a synonym of T. persicus.[3]

Findings from a study incorporating morphological data and echolocation calls have suggested that populations in the Rift Valley in Kenya (Nakuru, Baringo, and Pokot counties), previously believed to be Triaenops afer, are actually populations of T. persicus, although with some differentiation from the Middle Eastern populations in terms of both cranial morphology and vocalisations.[4]


  1. ^ Monadjem, A.; Cotterill, W.; Hutson, A.M.; Mickleburgh, S.; Bergmans, W. (2017). "Triaenops persicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T81069403A22040322.
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 378. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Benda, P.; Vallo, P. 2009. Taxonomic revision of the genus Triaenops (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) with description of a new species from southern Arabia and definitions of a new genus and tribe Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine. Folia Zoologica 58 (Monograph 1):1–45.
  4. ^ Rossoni, Daniela M.; Demos, Terrence C.; Goodman, Steven M.; Yego, Richard K.; Mohlman, Jessica L.; Webala, Paul W.; Patterson, Bruce D. (2021). "Genetic, morphological and acoustic differentiation of African trident bats (Rhinonycteridae: Triaenops)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 192 (1): 236–257. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa098.

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