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Hesperoptenus tickelli (Blyth, 1851)
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A large bat with a long tail, completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 54.9 mm (50.0 - 60.4 mm). Ears dark, moderately large, with broadly rounded tips; tragus about half the height of the pinna, crescent shaped with a blunt tip, the antitragus well developed and partly concealed in the fur. The pelage is short and dense. Dorsal pelage varies from greyish yellow to a bright golden brown. Ventral surface is lighter and greyer and the hairs shorter. Interfemoral membrane is light reddish-brown darkening to almost black. The forearms, metacarpals and legs are naked and flesh coloured, the wing membranes black.
It roosts hidden away singly or in small parties among the foliage of some very large, dense large-leafed trees. It feeds in open spaces amongst trees, paddy fields, glades and bungalow clearings, flying not more than 30-40 feet above the ground.
Bangladesh - Dhaka.
Bhutan - No exact location.
India - Andaman Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal
Nepal - Mid-Western Nepal
Sri Lanka - Central, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Western Provinces
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