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  Eonycteris spelaea
  Family Name : Pteropodidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Cave Nectar Bat

  • Description
    • Description :
      Upperparts dark greyish brown, underparts paler. Head with long and narrow muzzle and with large eyes. Short tail and not linked to flight membrane. No claw on second finger.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Feed on nectar and pollen. Important pollinator of many forest trees including durians.
      Habitats :
      Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      Roosts in large colonies in caves, old buildings and under concrete bridges. In Singapore, can be found in several locations but rare. Distributed in Myanmar, Indochina, the Philippines, Malaysia and western Indonesia.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
      Singapore Red Data Book 1994 status :
      Vulnerable (V)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Ng, P.K.L. & Wee, Y.C. (Eds.). 1994. The Singapore Red Data Book (1st Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 343pp 

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