International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 5

New distribution records of Tadarida aegyptiaca E. Geoffroy, 1818 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Molossidae) from Karnataka, India

Author(s): Tariq Ahmad Shah, Chelmala Srinivasulu, Harpreet Kaur, Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Gundena Devender

Abstract: The Egyptian free-tailed bat has so far been recorded only from two sites in Karnataka. The present study gives additional distribution records of the species from Bellary and Raichur districts based on voucher specimens. The bacular morphology of the male of the species is also discussed.

Fig: Tadarida aegyptiaca at the roost in Raichur district, Karnataka

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