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Taphozous perforatus 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Taphozous perforatus 
     
Old scientific name :   Taphozous sudani 
     
French name :   Taphien perforé
     
English name :   Egyptian Tomb Bat
     
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Description :   Length: 10 cm; wingspan: 34 cm; forearm: 6 cm; weight: 30 g. Pelage is dark brown above and white below. Ears are triangular with rounded tips. There is a tragus. Eyes are large. Calcaneum is long. Tail is short. Half of its tail lies inside the interfemoral flight membrane, the other half projects from it. 
     
Habitat :   Woodland. 
     
Behaviour :   Taphozous perforatus lives in groups of 6 to 10 individuals. Roosts in rocks’ crevices. Eyesight is good. May catch insects flying nearby during the day.  
     
Diet :   Insects. 
     
Life history :   Females give birth to one young.
 
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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