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 Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.[1]

Description

Head and body length is 9cm. Forearms 4cm. Wingspan is 26-27cm. 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.

Culture

Known as රත් බොර කොස්-ඇට වවුලා (meaning "reddish brown pipistrelle") in Sinhala.

References

  1. ^ Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Pipistrellus ceylonicus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 27 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.


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