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Pipistrellus ceylonicus (Kelaart, 1852)
Pipistrellus ceylonicus ceylonicus (Kelaart, 1852)Pipistrellus ceylonicus indicus (Dobson, 1878)
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A medium-sized bat with a long tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 37.2 mm (33.0 - 42.0 mm). Ears short and broad and separate; tragus about half the height of the pinna, with faintly concave anterior margin. Muzzle is naked and has very distinct pararhinal glandular swellings. Dorsal pelage variable in colour, ranging from grey-brown to chestnut, reddish or golden-brown. Ventral surface has dark hair bases with pale grey tips giving a grizzled appearance. Ears, naked parts of the face and membranes dark brown throughout.
It is found in a variety of habitats and in varied altitudes, and is common throughout its range. Roosts in cracks in old dilapidated buildings, wells, holes and hollows of trees, caves and temples. It is known from highland forests to towns and villages. It emerges early in the evening to feed on small beetles and other insects. It gives birth to one pup a year, after a gestation period of 50 to 55 days.
Pipistrellus ceylonicus ceylonicus (Kelaart, 1852)
Endemic to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Central, Eastern, Uva and Western Provinces
Pipistrellus ceylonicus indicus (Dobson, 1878)
Bangladesh - No exact location
India - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal
Pakistan - Punjab and Sindh
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