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 batA young / baby of a lesser shortnosed fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A lesser shortnosed fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesBurma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
Lesser short-nosed fruit bat habitatsArtificial / Terrestrial, Forest, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Montane and Urban Areas
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)More animals beginning with L