The noseleaf of Semon’s Leaf-nosed Bat is well developed, square-shaped and covers most of the muzzle. There are two wart-like protuberances – one in the centre and another on the posterior edge. The upper portion of the noseleaf is divided into four depressions and there are two supplementary leaflets under each side of the lower portion. The ears are particularly long and narrow, with an acute point. The forearm length is between 42 and 50 mm . The fur is relatively long and has a ruffled appearance; it is dark, smoky-grey in colour, though lighter on the belly. The wing membrane near the body is covered with whitish-brown hair.
Semon's Leaf-nosed Bat |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Hipposideros semoni
Habitat loss and degradation (due to clearing; inappropriate fire regimes and other human activities) is postulated to be the key threat to the species.
Increased fire Minor Moderate The species range is located over extent; areas of differing fire regime.