Indian pipistrelle

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Indian pipistrelle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Pipistrellus
Species: P. coromandra
Binomial name
Pipistrellus coromandra
(Gray, 1838)

The Indian pipistrelle (Pipistrellus coromandra) is a species of bat in the Vespertilionidae family found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]


Head and body length is 8-9cm. Forearm is 3cm. Wingspan 19-22cm. Weight 9-13g.

Female is larger than male. Generally blackish brown to reddish brown above. Underside brown with a grayish tinge. Wing membrane, face, and ears are blackish brown. Wing membrane has pale margin. Possesses fairly dense and short fur. Muzzle blunt. Ears small, triangular shaped, and have blunt tips. Tragus prominent and one third the length of the pinnae.


Known as ඉන්දු කොස්-ඇට වවුලා (indu kos aeta wawulaa) in Sinhalese and চামচিকা (chamchika) in Bengali.


  1. ^ Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Pipistrellus coromandra. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.