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Tylonycteris pachypus Spread Bamboo Bat Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

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Origin : Indonesia (Java)

Size : w.s. cm 17.5-19

Bamboo Bat Tylonycteris pachypus wingspan cm 17.5-19 body cm 7.5-8 Mammalia Chiroptera Rhinolophidae, dried and spread, as in photos.
Family: Vespertilionidae.
Common name: Lesser Bamboo Bat or Lesser Flat-Headed Bat.
Syn. Tylonycteris rubidus.

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.

The Lesser Bamboo Bat (Tylonycteris pachypus, Temminck, 1840) is a bat of the Vespertilionidae family widespread in the Indian Subcontinent and the eastern Ecozone.
Small bat, with a total length between 60 and 68 mm and a weight of up to 5 g. The body and head are so flattened that this animal can fit through cracks only 4 mm wide. The fur is short, soft and downy. The muzzle is broad and pointed. The ears are triangular, well separated from each other, with fleshy edges and a rounded tip. The wing membranes are dark brown and attached posteriorly to the base of the toes. The tail is long and is completely included in the large uropatagium. It emits ultrasound with short duration pulses at a modulated frequency. It takes refuge in groups of up to 40 or more individuals in the internodes of small bamboo canes. It enters through vertical cracks created by beetle pupae. Colonies are normally made up of a male and several females with their young. It shares shelters with Tylonycteris robustula. The flight is slow, about 4.3 m/s, and it can remain suspended in the air in front of bamboo stems. It feeds on hymenoptera, diptera and small beetles caught in flight around trees and houses. They are the only tropical bats in which prolonged estrus and sperm deposition in the female's body have been observed. It lives in tropical deciduous forests and in agricultural areas with the presence of bamboo forests up to 1,262 meters above sea level. 5 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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