Rüppell's pipistrelle

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Rüppell's pipistrelle
Pipistrellus rueppellii.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Pipistrellus
Species: P. rueppellii
Binomial name
Pipistrellus rueppellii
Fischer, 1829

Rüppell's pipistrelle (Pipistrellus rueppellii) is a species of vesper bat found in Africa and Asian republics such as Iraq and Israel. It is found in dry and moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and hot deserts.[1]

Description

The species is 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long while its tail is 3.8 centimetres (1.5 in) long and its forearm is no more than 3.4 centimetres (1.3 in). It weights only 7 grams (0.25 oz).[2][3]

Habitat

It is not unusual to find them in crevices, rocks and buildings of various kinds.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Jacobs, D.; Cotterill, F.P.D.; Taylor, P.J.; Aulagnier, S. & Palmeirim, J. (2008). "Pipistrellus rueppellii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mills, M.G.L. & Hes, L. (1997). The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. 
  3. ^ Stuart, C. & Stuart, T. (2001). Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. 
  4. ^ Qumsiyeh, M.B. (1996). Mammals of the Holy Land. Texas: Texas Tech University Press. 



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