Genus: Macroglossus Species: Macroglossus minimus. Subspecies: M. m. booensis Macroglossus minimus E. Geoffroy, Type locality. Description: A small, delicate-looking creamy-furred bat with a long slender muzzle. Upperparts buffy-brown. Underparts paler and greyer. Wing membranes . Proper noun[edit]. Macroglossus minimus m. A taxonomic species within the family Pteropodidae – a megabat, the long-tongued nectar bat.

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Due to their small size, it is easier for them to hid from possible predators if they remain solitary. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

The long-tongued fruit bat is not threatened due to its widespread distribution and the large number of individuals that exist in the wild. Macroglossus minimus roosts under roofs, in rolled leaves either in ground plants or trees, or under tree branches. Zenker’s fruit bat Macroglossuw. In other words, India and mactoglossus Asia. Pteropodidae on Lombook Island, Indonesia”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat However, there must be at least “small area s that has been planted with trees that produce nectar or pollen on which it can feed,” Michleburgh et al. Angolan epauletted fruit bat E. Lesser tube-nosed fruit bat P.


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Monograph of the Asiatic Chiroptera. Walker’s Bats of the World. Long-tongued fruit bats are appropriately named due to their long tongue for extracting nectar and pollen from flowers. Wikispecies has information related to Long-tongued nectar bat. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: To cite this page: Greater musky fruit bat P. A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. In macroglossus minimus, both genders lack the hair tufts Nowak, pg.

Fardoulis’s blossom bat M. Brooks’s dyak fruit bat D. Though we edit macroglossus accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Swift fruit bat T. Estimates for the gestation period for M. These roost sites are sometimes in the trees used for foraging.

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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Females seem to have no particular breeding season during the year.

Luzon fruit bat O. They do not use echolocation to locate their food source as do families in the suborder Microchiroptera. Admiralty flying fox P. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Although their peak foraging time is dusk, Macroglossus minimus has been captured during all times of any given day. Tailless fruit bat M. Macroglossus minimus feeds primarily on nectar and pollen, but occasionally also drinks the juices of soft fruit Nowak, The flowers it mainly feeds on are from plants of the banana tree Musaceaethe coconut tree Cocos niciferaand mangroves Sonneratiaceae Gunnell et al.

Subfamily Harpyionycterinae Aproteles Bulmer’s fruit bat A.

Retrieved mqcroglossus January Old World Fruit Bats: This could result in the unemployment of some of the harvest workers of these plantations. Macroglossus minimus is a solitary bat except when a female is caring for her infant. These experiments, conducted in the Philippines, do not show whether this pattern is due to a low survivorship rate in adults or a migration to another location Michleburgh et al.

The Minumus Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Mammals of New Guinea.