Sao Tomé collared fruit bat

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Sao Tomé collared fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Myonycteris brachycephala


The Sao tomé collared fruit bat is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Sao Tom
A young / baby of a Sao Tom is called a 'pup'. A Sao Tom group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Sao Tomé collared fruit bat

Myonycteris brachycephala is an endemic bat species with the only asymmetric dental formula amongst mammals the world over! (Full text)

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