Chocolate pipistrelle

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Chocolate Pipistrelle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Falsistrellus
Species: F. affinis
Binomial name
Falsistrellus affinis
(Dobson, 1871)
Synonyms

Pipistrellus affinis (Dobson, 1871)

The Chocolate Pipistrelle (Falsistrellus affinis) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family. It is found in China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Description[edit]

head and body length is 9cm. Wingspan 24cm.

Hair soft, dense, and relatively long. Dorsum is dark brown, but the extreme tips of the hairs are pale gray, giving a slightly grizzled appearance. Underside is lighter in color. The membrane, ears, and naked parts of the face are uniform blackish brown.

Culture[edit]

Known as බොර හීන් වවුලා (meaning "dark small bat") in Sinhala.

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