Swift fruit bat

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Swift fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Thoopterus
Matschie, 1899
Species: T. nigrescens
Binomial name
Thoopterus nigrescens
(Gray, 1870)
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Swift fruit bat range

The swift fruit bat (Thoopterus nigrescens) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is the only described species within the genus Thoopterus, but it is likely that more than one species exists. Thoopterus is found in Indonesia on Sulawesi and neighboring islands.[1]


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