Desert pipistrelle

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Desert pipistrelle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Hypsugo
Species: H. ariel
Binomial name
Hypsugo ariel
(Thomas, 1904)
  • Pipistrellus ariel Thomas, 1904
  • Pipistrellus bodenheimeri Harrison, 1960

The desert pipistrelle (Hypsugo ariel) is a species of vesper bat in the genus Hypsugo. It is found in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen. Some of the Arabian populations were previously regarded as a separate species, Hypsugo bodenheimeri, but the proposed differences between the two do not hold.[clarification needed] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, rocky areas, and hot deserts.


  1. ^ Benda, P.; Aulagnier, S. (2008). "Pipistrellus ariel". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T44852A10953736.

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