Rusty pipistrelle

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Rusty pipistrelle
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P. rusticus
Binomial name
Pipistrellus rusticus
(Tomes, 1861)
Synonyms
  • Scotophilus rusticus Tomes, 1861

The rusty pipistrelle (Pipistrellus rusticus) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry and moist savanna. It is of note as perhaps Africa's smallest bat, at average weight of 3.5 g (0.12 oz).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monadjem, A.; Taylor, P.J.; Jacobs, D.; Cotterill, F. (2017). "Pipistrellus rusticus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T17362A22124708.
  2. ^ Branch, W.R.; Stuart, T. (2007). Southern Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Southern Mozambique. Interlink Books. ISBN 9781566566391. Retrieved 2015-04-13.