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Nyctalus montanus (Barret-Hamilton, 1906)
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A medium-sized bat with a relatively short tail with a tip of 2mm protruding from the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 43.0 mm (42.9 - 43.0 mm). Ears short; tragus club-shaped and expanded distally. Muzzle is broad and whiskered, with well-marked glandular swellings above the upper lip. The feet are large, more than half the length of the tibia. Pelage long, fine and dense, less silky than Nyctalus noctula, and not bicoloured like in Nyctalus leisleri. Dorsal pelage averages darker, mid- to dark brown. Ventral surface buffy brown. Wings long, narrow, leathery and opaque. Interfemoral membrane and wings black, naked except sparse hairs on the ventral surface of the wing along the body, and on both surfaces of the interfemoral membrane.
This bat roosts in buildings, cellars, thatch roofs, caves and cracks in rocks, tree hollows, and has mainly been reported from the Himalayas in South Asia.
Afghanistan - Nangarhar and Paktika Provinces
India - Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Nepal - Mid-Western Nepal
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