Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat

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Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. rabori
Binomial name
Nyctimene rabori
Heaney & Peterson, 1984[2]
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Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat range

The Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene rabori) locally known in Tagalog as Bayakan is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the Philippines and known from the islands of Cebu, Negros and Sibuyan. It occurs in and near primary and secondary forests. It is often found near water. It is threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation.[1] The species is named for Dioscoro S. Rabor who, with several others, first collected the species.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ong, P.; Rosell-Ambal, G.; Tabaranza, B.; Heaney, L.; Ingle, N.; Cariño, A.B.; Pangulatan, L.M.; Pedregosa, M.; Alcala, E. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Nyctimene rabori". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.2 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Heaney, L. R.; Peterson, R. L. (1984). "A new species of tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene) from Negros Island, Philippines (Mammalia: Pteropodidae)". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. 708: 1–16. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.