Pipistrellus sp.


A newly described Pipistrelle from Hong Kong

Morphological description Life history Distribution Habitat Roost sites and roosting patterns Emergence and flight pattern Foraging behaviour Echolocation calls Status and protection

Pipistrellus sp.

Photo by C.T. Shek, Hong Kong

A newly discovered (2005) species from Hong Kong. Brown above with a golden-brown collar, paler below. Tragus long and curved. The male has a long penis (ca. 10mm) and the baculum is curved with a bifid tip. Discovered at Wu Kau Tang (Shek 2006). The bat is relatively large, with a forearm length around 38.5 mm, and may belong to the ceylonicus group..

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