Large fruit-eating bat

Large fruit-eating bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Stenodermatinae
Species : Artibeus amplus


The Large fruit-eating 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 large fruiteating bat
A young / baby of a large fruiteating bat is called a 'pup'. A large fruiteating bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Colombia, Guyana and Venezuela

Facts about the large fruit-eating bat

This large fruit eating bat, is the only mammal native to Tonga.

Scientists looking at the anatomy of the eye have recently proposed that these large fruit-eating bats are more closely related to primates than to other smaller insect-eating bats.

These large, fruit-eating bats are found in the forests and swamps of Africa and Asia.

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