Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat

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Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Dobsonia
Species: D. crenulata
Binomial name
Dobsonia crenulata
K. Andersen, 1909
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Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat range

The Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat (Dobsonia crenulata) is a common and widespread species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

"Non-Moluccan populations apparently represent an undescribed subspecies (K. Helgen pers. comm.). The species is found in Indonesia, in northern Moluccas, Togian Islands, Sangihe Islands, Talaud Islands, Pelang, and Sulawesi and other Indonesian islands (Muno, Buton, Peleng, Kabaena, Mangole, Sanana, Halmahera, Siau, Sangihe, Karekelang and also Hoga Island). It is commonly found in gardens and disturbed forest (Flannery 1995). It is not dependent on water. It roosts in caves, trees, and rock crevices. This species lives in large colonies. Births probably take place in December (Flannery 1995)."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hutson, A.M., Kingston, T. & Helgen, K. (2008). Dobsonia crenulata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.