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Bare-rumped Sheathtail Bat

Saccolaimus saccolaimus


I found it fell from a coconut tree this morning. There is a snake bite marks on its back. I took care of it until it looks good and then released it.


Coconut tree, buildings

3 Species ID Suggestions

fruit bat or flying fox
Cynopterus brachyotis. Cynopterus
JoeHartman 9 years ago
Fruit Bat
Cynopterus brachyotis
AfriBats 9 years ago
Sheath-tailed bats

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VernandoSimbolon 9 years ago

Yes, I think it looked similar, noticed it by the tail.

AfriBats 9 years ago

I think Saccolaimus saccolaimus is the most likely species. Did you notice whether the bat preyed upon by the other snake
looked similar?

VernandoSimbolon 9 years ago

yes, the predation event was on my neighbor's tree. It is only two trees from where I found the fallen bat.
It has a short tail and large wings, yes a dark grey wings.
I've read the reference link and it appears to be S. saccolaimus.
What do you think?

AfriBats 9 years ago

Hi Vernando, I discovered your other spotting:
Did you observe this bat near where you saw the snake praying on the other bat? Giving your description another thought, it's likely to be Saccolaimus saccolaimus as Taphozous spp. usually roost in caves and cave-like structures while S. saccolaimus is frequently found in hollow trees and palms:

VernandoSimbolon 9 years ago

Thank you AfriBats.

Spotted by

Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013

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