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Otonycteris hemprichii Peters, 1859
Desert Long-eared Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A large bat with a medium-sized tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane, except for the extreme tip. The forearm length averages 65.1 mm (64.7 - 65.6 mm). Ears pale yellowish-brown, large and separate; tragus about half the height of the pinna. Muzzle and face pale fleshy pink. Nostrils crescent shaped. Pelage dense and long on the dorsum, shorter on the belly. Hairs on the back bicoloured, basal zones essentially white, tips buffy-brown. Ventral hairs very pale grey. Interfemoral membrane and wing membranes hairless and pale brown.
This bat roosts in rock crevices and buildings, and is found in montane forests and upland desert habitats. It emerges just before dusk, with a low, stable flight.
Afghanistan - Balkh, Faryab and Kabul Provinces
India - Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir (including Disputed Kashmir)
Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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