Short-palated fruit bat

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Short-palated fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Casinycteris
Thomas, 1910
Species: C. argynnis
Binomial name
Casinycteris argynnis
Thomas, 1910
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Short-palated fruit bat range

The short-palated fruit bat (Casinycteris argynnis) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Casinycteris.[citation needed] It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.