Harlequin bat

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Harlequin bat
EB1911 Chiroptera Fig. 19.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotomanes
Dobson, 1875
Species: S. ornatus
Binomial name
Scotomanes ornatus
(Blyth, 1851)
  • Nycticejus emarginatus
  • Nycticejus nivicolus
  • Nycticejus ornatus
  • Scotomanes emarginatus

The harlequin bat (Scotomanes ornatus) is a species of bat in the family Vespertilionidae, the vesper bats. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Scotomanes.

This bat is native to Asia, where it occurs in Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]

This is a common and widespread species. It lives in forests and caves and roosts in trees.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Csorba, G., Bates, P., Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C. 2008. Scotomanes ornatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008. Downloaded on 29 December 2017.