Egyptian pipistrelle

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Egyptian pipistrelle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Pipistrellus
Species: P. deserti
Binomial name
Pipistrellus deserti
Thomas, 1902

Pipistrellus aegyptius (Fischer, 1829)

The Egyptian pipistrelle (Pipistrellus deserti) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and possibly also in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Somalia. Its natural habitats are rocky areas, hot deserts, and urban areas. It is considered to be a junior synonym of Pipistrellus kuhlii according to Benda et al. (2015).[1]


  1. ^ Benda, Petr; Andriollo, Tommy; Ruedi, Manuel (2015). "Systematic position and taxonomy of Pipistrellus deserti (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)". Mammalia. 79 (4). doi:10.1515/mammalia-2014-0024. ISSN 1864-1547.