N. p. plancyi
|Distribution map of the Chinese Noctule|
Distribution and habitatEdit
The Chinese noctule is endemic to China and occurs in most of its provinces, plus 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 49 to 53 mm (1.9 to 2.1 in) and the bat weighs around 21 to 26 grams (0.74 to 0.92 oz).