Chocolate pipistrelle

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Chocolate pipistrelle
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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 family Vespertilionidae. It is found in China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Description[edit]

Their total head and body length is 9 cm. Their wingspan is 24 cm. Their 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Csorba, G.; Bumrungsri, S.; Francis, C.; Bates, P.; Gumal, M. & Kingston, T. (2008). "Falsistrellus affinis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T17324A6978439. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T17324A6978439.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.