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Dyak fruit bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Dyacopterus spadiceus
The Dayak fruit bat, dyak fruit 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 Dyak fruit batA young / baby of a Dyak fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A Dyak fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Facts about the Dyak fruit bat
One species of fruit bat (Dyacopterus spadiceus) is notable for this reason.
Among the facts to be treasured from Jones' book: that the male Dyak fruit bat is the sole mammal to use its nipples for a purpose other than the erotic, by giving suck to its young; that the village weaverbird, in Africa, rejects most cuckoo eggs, but since it was introduced to America, seems to have lost its ability to recognize them; that the female hyena possesses a clitoris of a size equal to her male partner's penis, and for intercourse she "rolls it back, rather like a man might roll up the sleeve of his shirt"; that the male gorilla, on the other hand, has a "guilty secret": his one-and-a-half-inch member. (Full text)More animals beginning with D