Andersen's naked-backed fruit bat
|Andersen's naked-backed fruit bat|
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The Andersen's naked-backed fruit bat or Andersen's bare-backed fruit bat (Dobsonia anderseni) is a large cave-dwelling species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago including the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea.
"It is a common species that may have increased in abundance with development, because it feeds in agricultural areas. This species lives in colonies which roost in tree hollows, caves, and man-made tunnels. It feeds on canopy and subcanopy fruits (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). Found in many habitats, including human dominated environments. Females give birth to a single young. Local populations are vulnerable to the disturbance of caves and overhunting."
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