Thainycteris is a genus of vesper bat with two species, one found in Indochina and the other found in Taiwan. Its members were previously classified within Arielulus, but more recent studies support Thainycteris as being a distinct genus.[1][2]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Tribe: Eptesicini
Genus: Thainycteris
Kock & Storch, 1996

T. aureocollaris
T. torquatus

There are two species in this genus:


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