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Falsistrellus affinis (Dobson, 1871)
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A large-sized bat with a relatively short tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 40.2 mm (38.4 - 41.4 mm). Ears relatively large; tragus short. The pelage is soft, long and dense. Dorsal pelage is essentially dark brown above (some hair tips are pale grey, thus giving a slightly grizzled look). Ventral surface slightly paler brown than the back. Ears and membranes uniformly dark brown, almost black.
This species roosts in roofs of buildings, and cracks and small holes of tree trunks. It emerges at dusk to feed on small insects.
India - Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
Nepal - Central Nepal
Sri Lanka - Central and Uva Provinces
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