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2009-08-27 14:34:31

The Wildlife Trust says the world's largest species of fruit bat, Pteropus vampyrus, could become extinct in Peninsular Malaysia at the current hunting rate. Jonathan Epstein, associate vice president of the U.S.-headquartered organization, said approximately 22,000 fruit bats, also called flying foxes, are legally hunted annually in Peninsular Malaysia, also known as West Malaysia, in addition to those illegally hunted. That, he said, is a level of hunting that's unsustainable based on...


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Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, Acerodon jubatus
2013-06-27 12:14:47

The giant golden-crowned flying fox or the golden-capped fruit bat (Acerodon jubatus) is a species of megabat that can be found in the Phillipines. Its range is fragmented across many islands including Boracay, Bohol, Mindoro, Luzon, Polillo, Negros, and Mindoro. This species prefers a habitat in remote forests at elevations of up to 3,600 feet. It can be found near agricultural areas, but only if these areas do not have human inhabitants. The giant golden-crowned flying fox can reach an...

Large Flying Fox, Pteropus vampyrus
2012-08-29 15:29:41

The large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) is a megabat that is can be found from the Malay Peninsula, to the Philippines in the east, with a southern range that included Timor, Java, Sumatra, and Borneo. Its other common names include the Malaysian flying fox, the greater flying fox, the Kalong, or the Kalang. This Old World bat prefers a habitat within many areas including mangrove and primary forests, as well as fruit orchards with a variety of fruits. Depending on the location in which it...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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