Lesser Asiatic yellow bat

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Lesser Asiatic yellow bat
Scotophilus kuhlii (Bukidnon, Philippines) 5.jpg
Scotophilus kuhlii from the Philippines
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotophilus
Species: S. kuhlii
Binomial name
Scotophilus kuhlii
Leach, 1821

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.


Head and body length is 7cm. Forearm is 5cm.

Uniform beige above sometimes with a yellow tinge. Underparts very light brown to whitish. Wing membrane is dark brown. Ears pinkish brown. Fur very dense and short.


Known as හීන් කහ වවුලා (meaning same as English term) in Sinhala.

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