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Kerivoula picta Spread Painted Bat Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

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Origin : Indonesia (Java)

Size : w.s. cm 20-22

Painted Bat Kerivoula picta wingspan cm 20-22 body cm 7-8 Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilonidae, dried and spread, as in photos.
Family: Vespertilionidae.
Common name: Painted Bat or Painted Wooly Bat.

To best preserve the preparation, we recommend our wooden boards and glass.

We would like to point out, for those who are wondering although it is probably completely superfluous, that ALL the bats we sell DO NOT HAVE ANY CORONAVIRUS on their surface or packaging and DO NOT CONTAIN IT, so cannot cause any infection, for the following reasons:
1) they are dead, dried and treated (therefore like objects: viruses proliferate and multiply inside living organisms);
2) they were purchased several years before the epidemic broke out, as per the attached capture date.
If you have any other concerns, please contact us, thank you.

Kerivoula picta (Pallas, 1767) is a bat of the Vespertilionidae family widespread in the Indian Subcontinent and the eastern Ecozone.
Small bat, with the length of the head and body between 45 and 48 mm and a weight of up to 5.5 g. The fur is long, soft and downy. The dorsal parts vary from orange to bright golden red, while the ventral parts are lighter and yellowish. The muzzle is long, pointed and hidden in dense facial hair. The eyes are very small. The ears are short, well separated, funnel-shaped. The wing membranes are light orange with blackish interdigital membranes and are attached posteriorly to the base of the toes. The long tail is completely included in the large uropatagium, which has a fringed free margin.
It takes refuge singly or in small groups in the dense foliage, where it skilfully camouflages itself thanks to the bright color of its body and wings. It has also sometimes been observed in dry banana leaves, dry grass, among flowers, in weaver bird nests and in sugarcane fields. Enters a state of torpor during the day. It has an erratic flight close to the ground that makes it look like a large moth. It feeds on insects. It lives in dry deciduous forests and scrublands up to 1,500 meters above sea level. 2 subspecies have been recognized.

Chiroptera (Blumenbach, 1779) is an order of placental mammals commonly known as bats. It is the second largest group of mammals after rodents, comprising about 20% of the described species.
The scientific term Chiroptera derives from the two Greek words χείρ chéir, "mano" and πτερόν pterón, "wing", with a clear allusion to the peculiarity of the upper limb. The two suborders have the micro- and macro- prefixes respectively to highlight the difference in size between the two groups, although the largest micro-beetles are much larger than the smaller Macrochiroptera.
The only mammals able to fly and perform complex maneuvers in the air belong to the order of Chiroptera. The smallest species, the bumblebee bat does not weigh more than 2 grams and is considered, together with the Etruscan mustiol, the smallest mammal in the world, while the largest are some species of the genus Pteropus and Acerodon, which reach a weight of about 1 , 6 kg and a wingspan of up to 1.8 meters.
The wings developed from the substantial modification of the upper limb, where the forearm and, even more, the metacarpal bones and the phalanges of the hand suffered a disproportionate elongation. The fingers are joined together by a vascularized skin membrane, called patagio, which extends to the sides of the body and lower limbs. In most species there is an additional membrane between the legs, which can sometimes incorporate the tail. The wing proportions vary considerably between the different species and can be long and narrow in bats that need great autonomy, or short and wide in those that are used to perform rapid maneuvers and with sudden changes of direction, especially in dense vegetation or in presence of obstacles very close together.
Speeds varying between 16 km / h and 165 km / h have been recorded (the highest ever recorded in horizontal flight among all flying animals).
The body is generally covered with a thick fur. The head can take on a remarkable variety of forms, mainly associated with eating habits and methods of obtaining food. It can be short and wide or narrow and elongated. The ears are large, sometimes exceptionally huge, and have the function in the Microchiroptera to collect the reflected sound waves emitted by the animals themselves for echolocation. The eyes vary greatly in size, being almost atrophied in the Microchiroptera, while they are large in the Pteropodids, also skilled in color vision. In most species there is a fleshy nose on the nose, called the nasal leaf, which has the function of regulating and directing the beam of sound waves emitted by the animal through the nose or mouth.

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