Biology:Lesser Asiatic yellow bat

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Short description: Species of bat

Lesser Asiatic yellow bat
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from the Philippines
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotophilus
S. kuhlii
Binomial name
Scotophilus kuhlii
Leach, 1821
Range Scotophilus kuhlii.png

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India , Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan , the Philippines , Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.


Lesser Asiatic yellow bat in Binnaguri, India.

The head and body length of the lesser Asiatic yellow bat is about 7 cm (2.8 in) and the forearm measures 5 cm (2.0 in). It is a uniform beige color above sometimes with a yellow tinge and its underparts very light brown to whitish. Its wing membrane is dark brown and its ears are pinkish brown. The fur of this speciesvery dense and short.


  1. Srinivasulu, B.; Srinivasulu, C. (2019). "Scotophilus kuhlii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T20068A22031278. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T20068A22031278.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021. 

Wikidata ☰ Q1829865 entry