Little collared fruit bat
|Little Collared Fruit Bat|
|Little Collared Fruit Bat range|
It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna.
The little collared fruit bat is one of three species of African fruit bat found to be asymptomatically infected with the Ebola virus. It is not known whether these species are incidental hosts or a reservoir of Ebolavirus infection for humans and other terrestrial mammals.
- Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J. 2004. Myonycteris torquata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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