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Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat

Binomial name: Chaerephon plicata, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, 1800

The wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat (Chaerephon plicata) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

Chaerephon plicata


  • Chaerephon luzonus, J. E. Hill (1961)
  • Tadarida plicata subspecies insularis, William Watt Addison Phillips (1932)
  • Dysopes murinus, John Edward Gray (1830)
  • Nyctinomus bengalensis, Anselme GaĆ«tan Desmarest (1820)
  • Vespertilio plicatus, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1800)
  • Tadarida plicata, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1800)
  • Chaerephon plicata, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1800)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range map of Chaerephon plicata in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

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

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