42. Record of Pipistrellus tenuis (Temminck, 1831) from some selected areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Faiz-ur-Rahman, Tabinda Rauf, Zulkamal Arshad Javid, Mohammad Salim, Ihsan Ullah, Haider Ali, Muzafar Shah Raqeeb Ullah, Fawad Ali, Zaib-Ur-Rahman, Iftikhar Ahmad


Pipstrellus tenuis is a smallest pipistrelle evening bat found in the entire subcontinent and almost every habitat. The present study was conducted to explore the bats of some selected areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. During the present study (n=40) bats were collected from five Districts; Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera and Kohat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan from May-July 2018-2019. They were identified on the basis of their morphological and cranial features. Mean of the morphological measurements of Pipistrellus tenuis were recorded as body mass (BM) 5.56±0.65 mm, head and body length (HBL) 37.99±1.58 mm, forearm length (FA) 28.99±0.94 mm, wingspan (WS) 166.75±13.47 mm, hind foot (HF) 6.05±0.48 mm and tibia length (TB) 12.0±0.49 mm, respectively. While, the cranial measurements including Condylo-canine length (CCL), greater skull length (GTL) mm and Zygomatic breadth (ZB) were measured as 10.09±0.58 mm, 10.95±0.41 mm, 7.51±10.56 mm, respectively. There were no significant (P<0.05) morphological and cranial variations among all the bat samples collected from the study areas. On the basis of morphological and cranial measurements bats were identified as P. tenuis for the first time from the study area.

Keywords: Charsadda, Chiroptera, Evening bat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Morphology, Pipistrellus tenuis


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