Panniet naked-backed fruit bat

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Panniet naked-backed fruit bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Dobsonia
D. pannietensis
Binomial name
Dobsonia pannietensis
De Vis, 1905
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Panniet naked-backed fruit bat range in Papua New Guinea

Dobsonia pannietensis remota (Cabrera, 1920)

The Panniet naked-backed fruit bat (Dobsonia pannietensis), also known as the De Vis's Bare-backed Fruit Bat and Panaeati Bare-backed Fruit Bat, is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae.[1]

It roosts in groups, within caves and tree hollows.[1]


The bat is endemic to the Louisiade Archipelago, D'Entrecasteaux Islands archipelago, and Trobriand Islands, within Milne Bay Province of southeastern Papua New Guinea. It is found at elevations from sea level to 1,800 metres (5,900 ft).[1]

It has been recorded from Fergusson Island, Goodenough Island, Normanby Island, Misima Island, Panaeati Island, Rossel Island, Tagula Island (Sudest island), Kiriwina island, and Woodlark Islands.[1]


It is an IUCN Red List Near threatened species, due to its small range size of under 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 sq mi), and because the quality of its habitat is declining from deforestation.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Helgen, K.; Allison, A.; Bonaccorso, F.; Hamilton, S. (2008). "Dobsonia pannietensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T6776A12804892. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T6776A12804892.en.