Small-toothed fruit bat

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Small-toothed fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Neopteryx
Hayman, 1946
Species: N. frosti
Binomial name
Neopteryx frosti
Hayman, 1946
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Small-toothed fruit bat range on Sulawesi.

The small-toothed fruit bat (Neopteryx frosti) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Neopteryx.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This fruit bat is endemic to central Indonesia. It is known only from two localities on Sulawesi island. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Conservation

It is an IUCN Red List Endangered species, due to continued habitat decline and intense hunting.

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