Pipistrellus sturdeei Thomas

Sturdee’s pipistrelle (Pipistrellus sturdeei)  

Sturdee’s Pipistrelle was described in 1915 and so far, is only known from the type specimen that was collected at an unknown location sometime at the end of the 19th century.  

Some sources cite Hahajima in the Ogasawara Archipelago, Japan, as the location of the species, but that seems to be a mistake.  


The taxonomic status of the animal is actually not entirely clear either.


edited: 30.04.2021