Japanese house bat

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Japanese house bat
Pipistrellus abramus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Pipistrellus
Species: P. abramus
Binomial name
Pipistrellus abramus
(Temminck, 1840)

The Japanese house bat or Japanese pipistrelle (Pipistrellus abramus) is a species of vesper bat. An adult has a body length of 3.6–4.8 cm (1.4–1.9 in), a tail of 2.9–4.0 cm (1.1–1.6 in), and a wing length of 3.2–3.6 cm (1.3–1.4 in). It prefers to roost under the ceiling or inside the roof of old buildings. It is found across East Asia, from China and Taiwan into the Ussuri region, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan.

Further distribution[edit]

In China, it is found in Hainan province and its island and the Zhoushan archipelago.[2]


The species feeds on beetles, caddisflies, flies, hymenopterans, moths, and true bugs.[3]


Before the young is born, it goes through 33 embryonic stages.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bates, P. & Tsytsulina, K. (2008). "Pipistrellus abramus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T17320A6972924. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T17320A6972924.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ Li Wei; Jon R. Flanders; Stephen J. Rossiter; Cassandra M. Miller-Butterworth; Li B. Zhang; Shuyi Y. Zhang. "Phylogeography of the Japanese pipistrelle bat, Pipistrellus abramus, in China: the impact of ancient and recent events on population genetic structure". 99 (3). London: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society: 582–594. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01387.x.
  3. ^ Ya-Fu Lee; Ling-Ling Lee. "Food Habits of Japanese Pipistrelles Pipistrellus abramus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Northern Taiwan" (PDF). Taipei, Taiwan: Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University.
  4. ^ Masayoshi Tokita. "Normal embryonic development of the Japanese pipistrelle, Pipistrellus abramus". 109 (2). Sakyo, Kyoto: Zoology: 137–147. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2005.12.004.
  • Won, Byeong-o (원병오) (2004). 한국의 포유동물 (Hangugui poyudongmul, Mammals of Korea). Seoul: Dongbang Media. ISBN 89-8457-310-8.

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