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Indian pipistrelle

Binomial name: Pipistrellus coromandra, John Edward Gray, 1838

The Indian pipistrelle (Pipistrellus coromandra) is a species of bat in the Vespertilionidae family found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Description

Head and body length is 8-9cm. Forearm is 3cm. Wingspan 19-22cm. Weight 9-13g.

Female is larger than male. Generally blackish brown to reddish brown above. Underside brown with a grayish tinge. Wing membrane, face, and ears are blackish brown. Wing membrane has pale margin. Possesses fairly dense and short fur. Muzzle blunt. Ears small, triangular shaped, and have blunt tips. Tragus prominent and one third the length of the pinnae.

Culture

Known as ඉන්දු කොස්-ඇට වවුලා (indu kos aeta wawulaa) in Sinhalese and চামচিকা (chamchika) in Bengali.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Pipistrellus
Species
Pipistrellus coromandra

Common names

  • English:
    • Coromandel pipistrelle
    • Indian pipistrelle
    • Little Indian bat

Synonyms

  • Vesperugo micropus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1872)
  • Pipistrellus coromandra, Jiri Gaisler (1870)
  • Scotophilus coromandelianus, Edward Blyth (1863)
  • Vesperugo nicobaricus, Leopold Fitzinger (1861)
  • Vesperugo blythii, Wagner (1855)
  • Myotis parvipes, Edward Blyth (1853)
  • Vespertilio coromandelicus, Edward Blyth (1851)
  • Sctophilus coromandra, John Edward Gray (1838)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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