IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry


The Egyptian tomb bat is a small bat. Fur fine, silky, with varies color of dark brown and grey on the upperparts, brownish grey on the underparts. Hairs cover both sides of body right to proximal end of tail. Face distinctive with triangular and pointed muzzle. Ears long, narrow, sharply-pointed with club-shaped tragus and some of hairs on the posterior base. Antitragus very small, shorter than lower margin of pinna. Wings long, narrow and dark brown in the centre and creamy color at the tips. Flight membrane brown and smaller than naked-bellied tomb bat.


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Source: Bibliotheca Alexandrina - EOL Ar

Belongs to 1 community


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!