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Scotoecus pallidus (Dobson, 1876)
Desert Yellow Lesser House Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A small bat with a long tail, with a tip of about 2mm protruding from the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 36.2 mm (34.1 - 37.3 mm). Ears of moderate size with rounded tips; tragus is long and narrow with a triangular basal lobe. Nostrils circular and open obliquely; lips are fleshy. The pelage is fine and short. Dorsal pelage pale brown tinged with fawn. Ventral surface pale brown to greyish white. Interfemoral membrane and wings uniform brown.
Little is known about the ecology of this bat, except that it was found in holes and crevices in buildings in India, and in tropical thorn forests in Pakistan.
India - Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Pakistan - Punjab and Sindh
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