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Ethiopian Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus labiatus
2013-01-28 14:58:45

Image Caption: A stuffed Epomophorus labiatus at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Credit: David Starner/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0) The Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus labiatus) is a megabat that can be found in Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Sudan, Rwanda, and Uganda, among many other areas. It prefers a habitat within arid and moist savannahs, at...

Franquets Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomops franqueti
2012-08-14 08:12:01

Franquet's epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is a megabat that is native to Africa. Its range extends from Angola and Zambia in the south to Sudan and the Ivory Coast. This range includes Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Rwanda, and Uganda, among other areas. It is thought that these bats may appear in Zambia as well. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical...

Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus gambianus
2012-08-14 08:06:44

The Gambian epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus gambianus) is a species of megabat that can be found in many areas including Benin, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coats, Ethiopia, Liberia, and Senegal, with most areas of its range occurring in Africa. It can reside in many habitats including tropical or subtropical forests, as well as arid or moist savannahs. It will roost in tree...

Wahlbergs Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus wahlbergi
2012-05-22 15:38:50

Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) is a megabat that can be found throughout southern Africa. Its range includes savannah, shrub land, and forest habitats at altitudes of up to 6,600 feet. These fruit bats have also been found in wooded urban areas, choosing to roost in manmade structures. Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat can vary in color from brown to dusky brown with...

Common Vampire Bat Desmodus rotundus
2012-05-01 13:57:30

The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is endemic, or native, to the Americas. It is actually a leaf nosed bat, although it is one of only three parasitic mammals. It can be found in South America, Central America, and in parts of Mexico. In southern Brazil, it is the most common type of bat. The common vampire bat has a southern range including Chile, Uruguay, and northern Argentina....

Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis
2012-04-26 06:10:21

The eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is one of over three hundred species in the Vespertilionidae family, better known as the vesper family. The range of this bat includes Bermuda and the Bahamian Islands, but it is most widespread in North America. The eastern red bat prefers to roost among leaves, dead or alive, on branches of hardwood trees. They have been known to roost on loblolly trees...

Egyptian Fruit Bat
2007-08-10 15:59:50

The Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus), also known as the Egyptian Rousette, is a species of Old World fruit bat found throughout Africa, except in the desert regions of the Sahara. It is also common throughout the Middle East, as far east as Pakistan and northern India. Like all bats, these ones are nocturnal and spend the daylight hours in caves or trees, often with large numbers of...

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