Habitat and Ecology
In early-mid November, it begins hibernation (Smith and Xie 2008). Ovulation for this species occurs at the end of March through the beginning of April, with delayed fertilization that often produces twins in late June (Smith and Xie 2008). Gestation time is 50-60 days (Smith and Xie 2008).
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Distribution and habitat
The Chinese noctule is endemic to China and occurs in most of its provinces, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. They typically inhabit forests, but also commonly appear within rural communities. The bats are often found roosting under buildings, hollow trees, ruins, caves, and rock crevices.
The Chinese noctule are distinguished by their golden brown fur. The length of their forearm averages to about 48.7 mm to 52.5 mm and the bat weighs around 21 to 26 grams.