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Scotozous dormeri Dobson, 1875
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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A medium-sized bat with a relatively short tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 34.4 mm (32.7 - 36.3 mm). Ears relatively large; tragus short. The pelage is short. Dorsal pelage is grey-brown throughout with slight glossy sheen. Ventral surface contrastingly paler. Ears, naked area of face and membranes uniformly mid brown. Wings and interfemoral membrane essentially naked. In some specimens the veins of the interfemoral membrane are white.
Roosts close to human habitation in hole, crevices inside monuments, old temples, tombs, deserted buildings, under roof tiles and also sometimes in large trees. Lives in colonies consisting 2-24 individuals; sometimes solitary. Flight characteristically with rapid wing beats, interspersed with steady glides. Feeds on beetles, moths, grasshoppers and crickets. It is reported to breed throughout the year.
Endemic to South Asia
Bangladesh - Dhaka and Rajshahi
India - Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
Pakistan - Punjab and Sindh
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