Chinese noctule

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Chinese noctule
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Nyctalus
Species: N. plancyi
Binomial name
Nyctalus plancyi
Gerbe, 1880 [1]

N. p. plancyi[1]
N. p. velutinus[1]

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Distribution map of the Chinese Noctule

The Chinese noctule (Nyctalus plancyi) is a common and widespread species of bat belonging to the family Vespertilionidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The Chinese noctule is endemic to China and occurs in most of its provinces, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan.[1] They typically inhabit forests, but also commonly appear within rural communities. The bats are often found roosting under buildings, hollow trees, ruins, caves, and rock crevices.[1][2]


The Chinese noctule are distinguished by their golden brown fur. The length of their forearm averages to about 48.7 mm to 52.5 mm and the bat weighs around 21 to 26 grams.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "Nyctalus plancyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Nyctalus plancyi". University of Bristol. Retrieved 12 July 2011.