Papillose woolly bat

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Papillose woolly bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Kerivoula
Species: K. papillosa
Binomial name
Kerivoula papillosa
(Temminck, 1840)
Distribution of Kerivoula papillosa.png

The papillose woolly bat (Kerivoula papillosa) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.


The fur is typically dark brown on top, and lighter brown on the bottom. White hair is commonly found on the foot as well. This species has a unique interfemoral membrane. This membrane is hairless and is covered with small, soft, wart-like projections. The teeth are pointed and specialized for crushing the exoskeletons of insects.[1]


Tree hollows are used for roosts, and generally have between 1 and 14 bats inhabiting them. The habitats inhabited are lowland mixed deciduous forests in the lower Asian peninsula.[2][3]


  1. ^ Corbet, G.B. and Hill, J.E. (1992) The Mammals of the Indomalayan Region: a systematic review. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  2. ^ Hutson, A.M. & Kingston, T. 2008. Kerivoula papillosa. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1.
  3. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005) Order Chiroptera. In: Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (Eds) Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London

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