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Uknown Fruitbat species

Pteropus sp.

2 Species ID Suggestions

HemaShah
HemaShah 10 years ago
common Pipisterelle
Pipistrellus pipistrellus Common Pipistrelle
HemaShah
HemaShah 10 years ago
Fruit Bat , Mega bat variety
Cynopterus brachyotis


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20 Comments

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

It could be The Mandos Fruit Bat (Rousettus bidens), endemit to Sulawesi one of the smaller fruit bats, brown body not many phots though, have a look and see what you think! http://www.arkive.org/manado-rousette/ro...

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

i know a common fruit bat is the Lyles but dont think its that as it has a brown head but black body and this is brown all over, let me keep looking

moralcoral
moralcoral 10 years ago

its definatly not a Pipistrel they are the smallest bats weiging just around 5grams, these fruit bats are big i think i know which one it is let me find it!

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Hi all, thank you for your help! I agree that Cynopterus brachyoti looks very similar.. however, from pictures this bat appears alot smaller then the one I have on these pictures.

Gina9210
Gina9210 10 years ago

Hi Elsa, I hope my suggestion was right. We do have loads of this bats in the Philippines as well. The picture of this harmless bats is very familiar but still I did research for it to make sure I can make it as close to what I can find.

@ Emma: I think U are right about Cynopterus brachyotis

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Monkey mind,
Pteropus alecto, has black hair.
This bat does not have black fur .
to me it is very clearly reddish!
@Gina9210, good luck with the Id!!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Considering the Location and dog like face....

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

It is a little easier to ID with second image.
Cynopterus brachyotis., is species found in Indonesia.
The face is dog like .

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

It is a little easier to ID with second image.
Cynopterus brachyotis., is species found in Indonesia.
The face is dog like .

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Is this in Malaysia?

maybe Pteropus alecto or hypomelanus? I don´t know...

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

No, Wakatobi in Indonesia. Didn't realise that the map doesn't say that.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Is this in Malaysia?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

@Gina9210
Can you clarify the location?

Gina9210
Gina9210 10 years ago

I am not very sure Elsa it can be Cynopterus brachyotis.

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Thanks Emma - this is what also has been suggested before, but I don't think the common pipistrelle is a fruit bat which this is. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Can anyone help me ID this guy?

Elsa
Elsa 11 years ago

Thanks GinaCatindoy :)

Gina9210
Gina9210 11 years ago

Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Elsa
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Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 8, 2010
Submitted on May 8, 2011

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