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Plecotus strelkovi Spitzenberger, 2006
Strelkov’s Long-eared Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A medium-sized bat with a long tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane, except for the extreme tip. The forearm length averages 43.1 mm.Ears pale grey 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 fine, moderately dense on the dorsum, relatively less so on the venter, uniformly buff grey all over. Hairs on the back tricolored - their roots are black, middle part straw-coloured, and tips pale yellow or buff grey. Ventral hairs bicoloured, basal zones slate grey to black, tips white. A distinct collar of white hairs without dark bases covers the neck and basal part of the pinna. Ears, interfemoral membrane and wing membranes semi-transparent, cold grey-brown.
Little is known about this species.
Afghanistan - Kabul Province
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