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Lesser Asiatic yellow bat

Binomial name: Scotophilus kuhlii, Edwin Leach, 1821

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.

Descriotion

Head and body length is 7cm. Forearm is 5cm.

Uniform beige above sometimes with a yellow tinge. Underparts very light brown to whitish. Wing membrane is dark brown. Ears pinkish brown. Fur very dense and short.

Culture

Known as හීන් කහ වවුලා (meaning same as English term) in Sinhala.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Scotophilus
Species
Scotophilus kuhlii

Common names

  • English:
    • Asiatic lesser yellow house bat
    • Lesser Asian house bat
    • Lesser Asiatic yellow bat
    • Lesser Asiatic yellow house bat

Synonyms

  • Scotophilus kuhlii, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas (1897)
  • Scotophilus temmincki, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas (1897)
  • Scotophilus wroughtoni, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas (1897)
  • Scotophilus fulvus, John Edward Gray (1843)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range map of Scotophilus kuhlii in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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