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Pipistrellus coromandra (Gray, 1838)
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A small-sized bat with a long tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 30.0 mm (25.5 - 34.3 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 is uniform brown ranging from chestnut to dark clove brown. Ventral surface, comparatively paler, bicolored with hair bases dark and beige brown with cinnamon brown tips. Ear and membranes mid to dark brown. Membranes essentially naked with some hairs adjacent to the body and tail both above and below.
This species is known to roost in tree holes, in crevices in buildings, walls of houses, cracks between logs, boulders, behind signboards, chimneys of old buildings, old dilapidated temples, sometimes seen co-habiting with Pipistrellus tenuis but in a separate isolated group. It emerges and feeds around the time of sunset, on small flies, ants, and dipterans.
Afghanistan - Nangarhar Province
Bangladesh - No exact location
Bhutan - No exact location
India - Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir (also in Disputed Kashmir), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Nepal - Central Nepal
Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab
Sri Lanka - Central, North Central, North Western, Northern, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Western Provinces
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