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Species of Thailand

Tickell's bat

Binomial name: Hesperoptenus tickelli, Edward Blyth, 1851

Tickell's bat (Hesperoptenus tickelli) is a species of vesper bat. It can be found in the following countries: Bhutan, Cambodia, possibly China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Description

Head and body length is 7cm. Forearm 5-6cm. Wingspan 38-41cm.

Female is larger than males. Generally color varies from grayish yellow to bright golden brown. Underside grayer and lighter. Fur is soft and dense. Digits of hands and feet are pinkish and the membrane between them is blackish. Inter-femoral membrane is pinkish tending to become black towards the outer margin. Muzzle is broad and swollen. Claws black. Wings are moderately broad, about 7cm in width. Tail is enclosed in a membrane the tip.

Culture

Known as අවර වවුලා (awara wawulaa) in Sinhala.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Vespertilionidae
Genus
Hesperoptenus
Species
Hesperoptenus tickelli

Synonyms

  • Nycticejus tickelli, Edward Blyth (1851)
  • Nycticejus isabellinus, Thomas Horsfield (1851)
  • Nycticejus isabellinus, Edward Frederick Kelaart (1850)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Range map of Hesperoptenus tickelli in Thailand