Lesser long-tongued fruit bat

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Lesser long-tongued fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Macroglossinae
Species : Macroglossus minimus


Keywords: brown , stripe

The Lesser long-tongued frut 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 lesser longtongued fruit bat
A young / baby of a lesser longtongued fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A lesser longtongued fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the lesser long-tongued fruit bat

The long-tongued fruit bat (Macroglossus minimus) is one of .

The long-tongued fruit bat (Macroglossus minimus) is one of the smallest fruit bats; it has a wingspan of 5-6 inches (13-15 cm).

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