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.[2]

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tsang, S.M. (2016). "Neopteryx frosti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T14560A115122474. 
  2. ^ ITIS Standard Report Page: Neopteryx