Dormer's bat

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Dormer's bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotozous
Dobson, 1875[1]
Species: S. dormeri
Binomial name
Scotozous dormeri
Dobson, 1875[1]

Pipistrellus dormeri (Dobson, 1875)

Dormer's bat or Dormer's pipistrelle (Scotozous dormeri) is a species of vesper bat. It is monotypical for its genus.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Pakistan.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, and urban areas.

The holotype for this species was from the Bellary Hills in Southern India and it was collected by James Charlemagne Dormer, after whom it is named.[1]

Bat flies found on this species include: Basilia fletcheri.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Dobson, G. E. (1875). "On the Genus Scotophilus, with Description of a new Genus and Species allied thereto". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1875: 372–373. 
  2. ^ Theodor, Oskar (1956). "On the genus Tripselia and the group of Basilia bathybothyra (Nycteribiidae, Diptera)". Parasitology. 46 (3–4): 377–380. doi:10.1017/S003118200002655X. 
  • Participants of CBSG CAMP Workshop: Status of South Asian Chiroptera 2004. Scotozous dormeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.

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