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Murina pluvialis Ruedi et al., 2012
Rainy Forest Tube-nosed Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A small-sized bat with a short tail, completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane, except for a tip of 1 mm. The forearm length averages 36.6 mm. Ears broad and rounded, without an emargination on the posterior border; tragus of each long, narrow and tapering. The muzzle is hairy except for the nostrils which are characteristically protuberant and outward facing. The pelage is thick and soft. Dorsal pelage is golden brown, with a more orange, less reddish hue; each hair is dark brown basally, distal part reddish and the middle yellow-reddish. On the ventral surface, the hairs are pale, with dark-grey roots and silver-grey tips. Wings uniform mid-brown and are essentially naked. Interfemoral membrane is moderately hairy with golden hairs above; the undersurface nearly naked. The feet are characterized by their hairy toes.
Nothing is known about the ecology of this species except that it roosts in montane forests.
Tadarida aegyptiaca tragatus (Dobson, 1874)
Bangladesh - No exact location
India - Distribution uncertain
Tadarida aegyptiaca thomasi Wroughton, 1919
India - Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal
Pakistan - Sindh
Sri Lanka - Central and Uva Provinces
Tadarida aegyptiaca sindhica Wroughton, 1919
Afghanistan - Kabul Province
Pakistan - Punjab and Sindh
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