Long-winged tomb bat
Binomial name: Taphozous longimanus, Thomas Hardwicke, 1825
The long-winged tomb bat (Taphozous longimanus) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae.
It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Head and body length 7-9cm. Forearm is 6cm. Wingspan 40cm.
Females are larger than males. Reddish brown pelage, slightly paler below. Juveniles gray colored. Wing narrow and dark brown in color. Wing pocket present. Ears stand straight. Tail tip is free. Fur short, dense, and soft. Males have well developed gular sacs. Whereas in females, this area is a fold of skin. Has a strong and unpleasant odour.
Known as දික්-බා කෙපුලුම් වවුලා in Sinhala.
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- Taphozous longimanus
- Taphozous cantorii, Edward Blyth (1842)
- Taphozous fulvidus, Edward Blyth (1841)
- Taphozous brevicaudus, Edward Blyth (1841)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)