Long-winged tomb bat

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Long-winged tomb bat
Taphozous longimanus - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC02550.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Taphozous
Species: T. longimanus
Binomial name
Taphozous longimanus
Hardwicke, 1825
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Long-winged tomb bat range

The long-winged tomb bat (Taphozous longimanus) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.


Head and body length 7-9cm. Forearm is 6cm. Wingspan 40cm.

Females are larger than males. Reddish brown pelage, slightly paler below. Juveniles gray colored. Wing narrow and dark brown in color. Wing pocket present. Ears stand straight. Tail tip is free. Fur short, dense, and soft. Males have well developed gular sacs. Whereas in females, this area is a fold of skin. Has a strong and unpleasant odour.


Known as දික්-බා කෙපුලුම් වවුලා in Sinhala.