Negros naked-backed fruit bat

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Negros naked-backed fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Dobsonia chapmani


The Negros naked-backed fruit bat, philippine bare-backed fruit bat is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Negros naked-backed fruit bat

One found only on Negros and Cebu, the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat (Dobsonia chapmani), is now believed to be extinct because of guano mining, deforestation, and hunting (Heaney et al. (Full text)

One of these – the Negros bare-necked fruit bat (Dobsonia chapmani) – is already extinct. (Full text)

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