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Eptesicus bottae (Peters, 1869)
Eptesicus bottae ognevi Bobrinskii, 1918
Eptesicus bottae taftanimontanis de Roguin, 1988
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A medium-sized bat with a long tail. As of yet, this species is known only on the basis of one specimen. The forearm length is 42.1 mm. Ears moderately tall and darker than the pelage, and separate, with about six transverse ridges; tragus is less than half the height of the pinna, its tip bluntly pointed. Muzzle is fringed with fine hairs on the upper lip, and has very distinct black pararhinal glandular swellings. Pelage fine and dense. Dorsal pelage creamy-buff, with dark hair roots. Ventral surface pale grey, with whitish hair tips and dark roots. Wings broad relative to their length. Interfemoral membrane and wing membranes uniformly dark brown or black, naked except sparse hairs on the upper surface of interfemoral membrane along the body, and on the ventral surface of the wings along the forearm.
Nothing is known about the ecology of this species, except that it was collected from a building's corrugated iron roof.
Eptesicus bottae ognevi (Bobrinskii, 1918)
India - Jammu & Kashmir (in Disputed Kashmir)
Eptesicus bottae taftanimontis de Roguin, 1988
Afghanistan - Badakhshan and Balkh Provinces; probably also in Kabul Province
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