Salim Ali's fruit bat

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Salim Ali's fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Latidens salimalii

 

The Salim ali's fruit bat is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Salim Ali
A young / baby of a Salim Ali is called a 'pup'. A Salim Ali group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Countries
India

Facts about the Salim Ali's fruit bat

com 3 Field Director and Conservator of Forests, Project Tiger, Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli - 627 007, Tamil Nadu, India Abstract: Salim Ali's fruit bat (Latidens salimalii) is endemic to southern India and is classified as Critically Endangered by IUCN.

Salim Ali's fruit bat (latidens salimalii) is medium-sized as far as fruit bats go, having blackish brown .

Salim Ali's fruit bat is one of the world's rarest bats and is the only species in the .

Description Salim Ali's fruit bat is one of the world's rarest bats and is the only species in the genus Latidens. (Full text)

Another problem facing Salim Ali’s fruit bat is the mistaken belief that they hold medicinal value. (Full text)

Salim Ali's Fruit Bat Salim Ali’s fruit bat (latidens salimalii) is medium-sized as far as fruit bats go, having blackish brown fur on its head, lighter brown on the wing membranes and long fur, and a soft, light greyish-brown underbelly. (Full text)

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