Asian barbastelle

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Asian barbastelle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Barbastella
Species: B. leucomelas
Binomial name
Barbastella leucomelas
Cretzschmar, 1826

The Asian barbastelle or eastern barbastelle (Barbastella leucomelas) is a species of vesper bat. Its habitat is temperate forests and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss. It can be found in Egypt (Sinai), Israel, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Shanxi, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang), Taiwan and Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, and Shikoku).

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