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 family Vespertilionidae found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]


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


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. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.