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)

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.


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.


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