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Philetor brachypterus (Temminck, 1840)
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A small bat with a long tail. The forearm length averages 33.6 mm (31.7 - 35.7 mm). Ears short and broad, with broadly rounded-off tip; tragus is broad and short, less than one third of the height of the pinna. Nostrils situated far apart and open obliquely outwards. Muzzle short and blunt, essentially naked. The pelage colour is unclear as no fresh specimens of this species have been examined.
Little is known about the ecology of this bat in South Asia, except that it is forest-roosting species, favouring hollow trees and coconut palms.
India - Sikkim
Nepal - Central and Eastern Nepal
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