Madagascan fruit bat

Madagascan fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Eidolon dupreanum

 

The Madagascan 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 Madagascan fruit bat
A young / baby of a Madagascan fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A Madagascan fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Countries
Madagascar

Facts about the Madagascan fruit bat

Pteropus rufus, the largest of the three, has its lineage in the Asian genus Pteropus, whilst Eidolon dupreanum is one of only two extant Eidolon species, which are thought to have originated in Africa.

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