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Plecotus wardi Thomas, 1911
Ward’s Long-eared Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A medium-sized bat with a medium-sized tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane, except for the extreme tip. The forearm length averages 45.5 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 pale grey-brown all over. Ventral hairs greyish-white. The first metacarpal is long.
This bat roosts in attics of houses, old buildings and bungalows at high altitudes.
Afghanistan - Balkh, Kabul, Konar, Nangarhar and Paktia Provinces
India - Jammu & Kashmir (including Disputed Kashmir) and Uttarakhand
Nepal - Western Nepal
Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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