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Plecotus homochrous Hodgson, 1847
Hodgson's Long-eared Bat
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, except for the extreme tip. The forearm length averages 38.1 mm (36.5 - 40.3 mm). Ears pale brown and grossly enlarged, nearly equal in surface area to the head and body, their tips broadly rounded-off; tragus about half the height of the pinna, its anterior border straight, tip bluntly pointed and posterior border slightly convex; the posterior basal lobe is distinct and with a rounded-off tip. Muzzle and face pallid. Nostrils open upwards and extend backwards as narrow fissures. Pelage dense, woolly and long in the mid-dorsum, uniformly dark brown all over. Hairs on the back bicoloured, basal zones dark brown with inconspicuously lighter tips. Ventral hairs dark brown at the base, the tips white with a yellowish tinge. Interfemoral membrane and wing membranes dark brown, naked except sparse hairs on the interfemoral membrane along the body; toes lightly covered with hair; the first metacarpal is distinctly small.
This bat roosts in attics of houses, hollow trees, old buildings and possibly caves at high altitudes.
India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
Nepal - Eastern, Mid-Western and Western Nepal
Pakistan - Punjab
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