Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Cynopterus brachyotis


The Lesser dog-faced fruit bat, lesser short-nosed fruit bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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 lesser shortnosed fruit bat
A young / baby of a lesser shortnosed fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A lesser shortnosed fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Lesser short-nosed fruit bat

Adult weight : 0.065 kg (0.143 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Litter size : 1

Body mass : 0.037 kg (0.0814 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the lesser short-nosed fruit bat

Cynopterus brachyotis is an important pollinator and seed dispenser, and has a status of vulnerable.

The dog-faced bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) is one of the flying foxes.

The lesser dog-faced fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, is a notable exception.

The Lesser short-nosed fruit bat is very small - having a wingspan of only 16 inches (40cm) and weighing approximately one and one half ounces (40g).

ITIS TNS Google MSN Cynopterus brachyotis, the lesser short-nosed fruit bat, is a member of Pteropodidae, frequently called megachiropteran bats. (Full text)

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