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Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl, 1817)
Pipistrellus kuhlii lepidus Blyth, 1845
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A medium-sized bat with a long tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 34.7 mm (33.4 - 36.0 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. The pelage is dense and fine. Dorsal pelage is light brown throughout with dark hair bases. Ventral surface paler with grey tipped hair. Ears and membranes pallid and transluscent. A distinct white border observed between the fifth digit of each wing and the foot. Bases of metacarpals depigmented.
Not much is known about this species in except that it roosts in thatched roofs of houses.
Afghanistan - Helmand, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Nimruz and Paktiya Provinces
India - Assam, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and West Bengal
Pakistan - Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh
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