Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat

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Halmahera naked-backed fruit bat
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 family Pteropodidae. 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 Molucca Islands, Halmahera Island, Togian Islands, Sangihe Islands, Talaud Islands, Penang, and Sulawesi and other Indonesian islands (Muno, Buton, Pelang, 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]


  1. ^ a b Hutson, A.M.; Kingston, T. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Dobsonia crenulata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136571A4312254. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136571A4312254.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.