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  Cynopterus brachyotis
  Family Name : Pteropodidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Common Fruit Bat, Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat

Common Fruit Bat,Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat
  • Description
    • Size :
      6.5 cm
      Description :
      Generally, brown with reddish (males) or yellowish (females) collar. Ears and wing bones are edged in white. Head with long muzzle and large eyes. Tail is short and not linked to flight membrane. Has two pairs of lower incisor teeth. Claw on second finger.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Nocturnal. Feeds on nectar and fruit.
      Habitats :
      Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      Roosts in small groups in buildings, trees, under leaves. In Singapore, widespread and common, even in urban areas. Distributed in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and South China, Indochina, the Philippines, Malaysia and western Indonesia.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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