WRINKLE-LIPPED FREE-TAILED BAT/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DESCRIPTION: The smallest free-tailed bats in India, they resemble T. aegyptiaca and can be distinguished easily by the fact that their ears are connected with a membrane on top of their head like Otomops. The fur is dark brown on the dorsal side and paler on the venter.


DISTRIBUTION: Widely distributed. Recorded from scattered locations in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Meghalaya.

HABITAT: Mostly in caves, and also in deserted buildings and rock crevices.

Size: 6.6–7.1 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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