Tickell's bat

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Tickell's bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Hesperoptenus
Species: H. tickelli
Binomial name
Hesperoptenus tickelli
Blyth, 1851

Tickell's bat (Hesperoptenus tickelli) is a species of vesper bat. It can be found in the following countries: Bhutan, Cambodia, possibly China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Description[edit]

Head and body length is 7 cm (2.8 in). Forearm is between 5 and 6 cm (2.0 and 2.4 in) long.

Females are larger than males. Generally color varies from grayish yellow to bright golden brown. Underside grayer and lighter. Fur is soft and dense. Digits of hands and feet are pinkish and the membrane between them is blackish. Inter-femoral membrane is pinkish tending to become black towards the outer margin. Muzzle is broad and swollen. Claws black. Wings are moderately broad, span between 38 and 41 cm (15 and 16 in), and measure about 7 centimetres (2.8 inches) wide. Tail is enclosed in a membrane the tip.

Culture[edit]

Known as අවර වවුලා (awara wawulaa) in Sinhala.

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