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Author: Susan Ellis, Bugwoord.org
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Epomophorus wahlbergi
The Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the WahlbergA young / baby of a Wahlberg is called a 'pup'. A Wahlberg group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesAngola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat habitatsDry savanna, Forest, Moist savanna, Savanna and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Facts about the Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
bat, or Epomophorus wahlbergi, is a megabat, thus is of the suborder Megachiroptera and the Pteropodidae family (Corbett 1986). (Full text)
Wahlbergs epauletted fruit bat is widespread throughout the country while the Cape serotine bat is widespread on the highveld. (Full text)More animals beginning with W