Zenker's fruit bat

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Zenker's fruit bat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Scotonycteris
Species: S. zenkeri
Binomial name
Scotonycteris zenkeri
Matschie, 1894
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Zenker's fruit bat range

Zenker's fruit bat (Scotonycteris zenkeri) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae and the only member of the genus Scotonycteris. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Bergmans, W.; Fahr, J.; Hutson, A.M.; Mickleburgh, S.; Monadjem, A. (2017). "Scotonycteris zenkeri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T84464403A22024785.