Pipistrellus arabicus Harrison, 1979
Taxonomy and etymology
It is a small species of bat with a total length of 66.7 mm (2.63 in) and a forearm length of 29 mm (1.1 in). Harrison described it as "one of the smallest Arabian bats."
Biology and ecology
Range and habitat
As of 2008, it is evaluated as data deficient by the IUCN. Its population size and trends are unknown. While its extent of occurrence—spanning Iran to Oman—is relatively large, it is possible that its area of occurrence could be much smaller. In 1996, it had been categorized as vulnerable.
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