Pipistrellus javanicus, Asian Bat, Wings Open in a Frame


Species Name: Pipistrellus javanicus Non-Cites, Listed Species

Common Name: Himalayan Pipistrelle
Origin: Indonesia
Size: 8 x 10" Black Shadow Box Frame with Glass.
Made in Australia

These bats are nocturnal. This is a real skeleton of a micro bat. Just like birds, bat skeletons have light and reduced number of bones compared to the land vertebrate, which allows them to be powerful flyers. Once they find their landing spot they will use their shorter curved thumb to climb or walk on the ground.

Have you ever wondered why do bats roost upside down? One of the main reasons is to put them in an ideal position for takeoff. Unlike birds, bats can't launch themselves into the air from the ground. Their wings don't produce enough lift to take off from a dead stop, and their hind legs are so small and underdeveloped that they can't run to build up the necessary takeoff speed. Instead, they use their front claws to climb to a high spot and then fall into flight. By sleeping upside down in a high location, they are all set to launch if they need to escape the roost.

Its a beautiful item and a great way to admire skeletal anatomy.