Pipistrellus raceyi, also known as Racey's pipistrelle bat, is a bat
from Madagascar, in the genus Pipistrellus. Although unidentified
species of Pipistrellus had been previously reported from Madagascar
since the 1990s, P. raceyi was not formally named until 2006. The
specific name, raceyi, honors bat researcher Paul Racey. It is
apparently most closely related to the Asian species P. endoi,
P. paterculus, and P. abramus, and its ancestors probably reached
Madagascar from Asia, rather than from Africa (from where most of the
island's bat fauna originated). P. raceyi has been recorded at four
sites, two in the eastern and two in the western lowlands, all below
80 m (260 ft) altitude. In the east, it is found in open areas and has
been found roosting in a building; in the west it occurs in dry forest.
Because of uncertainties about its ecology, it is listed as "Data
Deficient" on the IUCN Red List. With a forearm length of 28.0 to
31.2 mm (1.10 to 1.23 in), Pipistrellus raceyi is small to medium-
sized for a species of Pipistrellus. It is long-furred and the body is
reddish above, with the head a trifle darker, and yellowish-brown below.
The wings are dark and the feet are small.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipistrellus_raceyi>
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