Kelaart's pipistrelle

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Kelaart's pipistrelle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Pipistrellus
Species: P. ceylonicus
Binomial name
Pipistrellus ceylonicus
Kelaart, 1852

Kelaart's pipistrelle (Pipistrellus ceylonicus) is a species of vesper bat.

It is found in southern and south-eastern Asia from Pakistan to Indonesia.


Head and body length is 9 cm. Forearms 4 cm. Wingspan is 26–27 cm. Weight 3-5g. Males are larger and brighter than females. Color varies from almost dark brown to bright reddish brown, but usually reddish brown above and paler below. Wing membrane dark brown. Body covered with dense, short fur.


  1. ^ Bates, P.; Hutson, A.M.; Schlitter, D.; Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C. (2008). "Pipistrellus ceylonicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T17332A6990031. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T17332A6990031.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 

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