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Kerivoula hardwickii (Horsfield, 1824)
Hardwicke’s Woolly Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A small-sized bat with a long tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 33.7 mm (31.7 - 36.0 mm). Ears relatively large, separate, and slightly funnel-shaped; tragus tall and narrow, straight-sided, and sharply pointed, with a slightly connvex anterior margin. Muzzle is very hairy except on the nostrils, which are slightly protuberant and naked, whiskers prominent. Pelage is smooth, soft and thick; dorsal surface primarily deep clove-brown, while the ventral surface is grey. Wings and interfemoral membrane brown and nearly transparent. Interfemoral membrane lightly hairy on the dorsal surface near the body, nearly naked below, with a small amount of almost-indistinct hairs on the posterior border.
Nothing is known about the ecology of this bat in South Asia; it has been recorded in forests, agriculture fields, tea gardens, near bungalows, between 185m and 2060m ASL. It is reported to fly late in the evening.
Bangladesh - No exact location
India - Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and West Bengal
Pakistan - Punjab
Sri Lanka - Central Province
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