Hammer-headed fruit bat

Hammer-headed fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Hypsignathus monstrosus


The Hammer-headed 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 hammerheaded fruit bat
A young / baby of a hammerheaded fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A hammerheaded fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Hammer-headed fruit bat

Adult weight : 0.33 kg (0.726 lbs)

Female maturity :180 days

Male maturity : 420 days

Litter size : 1

Weight at birth : 0.04 kg (0.088 lbs)

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Facts about the hammer-headed fruit bat

In Kenya, the Hammer-headed Fruit Bat is endemic to Kakamega Forest.

Hypsignathus monstrosus This single species, otherwise called the hammer-headed fruit bat, is known for its large sexual dimorphism characterised by the large size differences, hammer shaped head, large convoluted lips and the well-developed voice organs

The Hammer-headed Fruit Bat is endemic to Kakamega Forest, and is the largest bat on the African continent with a wing span of almost one meter and a huge head.

The Hammer-Headed Fruit Bat is one of Africa's largest bats with a wingspan of up to one metre. (Full text)

This fruit bat Hypsignathus monstrosus is not any danger to people. (Full text)

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