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Lesser large-footed bat

Binomial name: Myotis hasseltii, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1840

The lesser large-footed bat (Myotis hasseltii) is a species of vesper bat. It can be found in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Description

Head and body length is 6cm. Forearm 4cm.

Grayish brown above and yellowish white below. Muzzle is blunt with face in front of the eyes are almost naked. Ears short. Wing membrane dark blackish brown. Very short and dense fur. Long feet.

Culture

Known as බොර වවුලා (bora wawulaa) in Sinhala.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Myotis
Species
Myotis hasseltii

Common names

  • English:
    • Hasselt's large-footed myotis
    • Lesser large-footed bat
    • Lesser large-footed myotis
    • Lesser large-tooth bat
    • The brown bat
    • Van Hasselt's bat

Synonyms

  • Leuconoe hasselti, Robert Charles Wroughton (1918)
  • Vespertilio hasseltii, Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1840)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range map of Myotis hasseltii in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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