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Miniopterus magnater Sanborn, 1931
Western Long-fingered Bat
Miniopterus magnater macrodens Maeda, 1982
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The large-sized long-fingered bat of South Asia with small ears, very long tail, interfmoral membrane and wings. The forearm length averages 50.0 mm (47.5-52.8 mm). Second phalanx of third finger three times (36.0-40.0 mm) longer than the first phalanx. Muzzle is simple, cheeks below the eyes naked, nostrils open on sides and have a narrow groove between them. Ears short with broadly rounded tips, and does not extend beyond the fur on the head. Tragus is slender, tall, slightly curved, half the height of the pinna, antitragus low and ill defined. Wing membranes and interfemoral membranes dark brown. Pelage is soft, silky and dark brown throughout. Ventral surface is paler. Short dense pelage of the forehead extends to the nostril pads.
This species can be separated from similar looking Miniopterus species basing on 1. Larger size (FA: 47.5-52.8 mm vs. 39.6-40.2 mm of M. pusillus, and 44.7-49.6 mm of M. fuliginosa).
Nothing is known about this species in South Asia.
India - Arunachal Pradesh
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