Lesser Asiatic yellow bat

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Lesser Asiatic yellow bat
Scotophilus kuhlii (Bukidnon, Philippines) 5.jpg
Scotophilus kuhlii from the Philippines
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotophilus
Species: S. kuhlii
Binomial name
Scotophilus kuhlii
Leach, 1821

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.


Lesser Asiatic yellow bat in Binnaguri, India.

Head and body length is 7 cm. Forearm is 5 cm.

Scotophilus kuhlii is a uniform beige color above sometimes with a yellow tinge and its underparts very light brown to whitish. Its wing membrane is dark brown and its ears are pinkish brown. The fur of this speciesvery dense and short.


Known as හීන් කහ වවුලා (meaning same as English term) in Sinhala.

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  1. ^ Bates, P.; Kingston, T.; Francis, C.; Rosell-Ambal, G.; Heaney, L.; Gonzales, J.-C.; Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C. (2008). "Scotophilus kuhlii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T20068A9142479. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T20068A9142479.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018.