Hairless bat

Hairless bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Molossidae
Species : Cheiromeles torquatus


The Hairless bat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the hairless bat
A young / baby of a hairless bat is called a 'pup'. A hairless bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the hairless bat

The Naked Bulldog Bat, Cheiromeles torquatus is not of this family and belongs to the family Molossidae, the free-tailed bats. (Wiki)

Cheiromeles torquatus is one of the world's largest insect-eating bats, weighing up to 160 grams (almost six ounces), with a forearm of 180 mm (about seven inches), a size more typical of a flying fox.

The Microchiropteran Cheiromeles torquatus is eaten in Borneo and Tadarida sp. (Full text)

More animals beginning with H

Custom Search
Play animal guess

Contact Us | ©2011 | Privacy information | Hairless bat