Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat

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Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Epomophorus wahlbergi


The Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat is listed as Least Concern. 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 Wahlberg
A young / baby of a Wahlberg is called a 'pup'. A Wahlberg group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat habitats
Dry savanna, Forest, Moist savanna, Savanna and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat

Adult weight : 0.08 kg (0.176 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Litter size : 1

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat

bat, or Epomophorus wahlbergi, is a megabat, thus is of the suborder Megachiroptera and the Pteropodidae family (Corbett 1986). (Full text)

Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat is widespread throughout the country while the Cape serotine bat is widespread on the highveld. (Full text)

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