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Mariana Fruit Bat Pteropus mariannus
2013-07-09 15:20:41

The Mariana fruit bat (Pteropus mariannus), also known as the Mariana flying fox and locally as the fanihi, is a species of megabat that is native only to Guam, Ulithi, and the Mariana Islands from which the species was named. This species holds three subspecies, including the Ulithi Mariana fruit bat. The Mariana fruit bat reaches an average weight of up to 1.1 pounds, with males growing...

Black-Eared Flying Fox Pteropus melanotus
2013-07-08 14:47:02

The black-eared flying fox (Pteropus melanotus), also known as the Christmas Island flying fox or Blyth's flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in India, Indonesia, and Australia. It has a limited range that includes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India, Sumatra in Indonesia, and Christmas Island in Australia. It is thought to prefer a habitat within mangrove forests near...

Samoa Flying Fox Pteropus samoensis
2013-07-08 14:43:23

The Samoa flying fox (Pteropus samoensis), also known as the Samoan flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in Samoa, American Samoa, and Fiji. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical forests, but it can also be found near villages or plantations. It roosts in small colonies or alone in the forest canopy and females are thought to give birth to one pup per year....

Insular Flying Fox Pteropus tonganus
2013-07-08 14:40:29

The insular flying fox (Pteropus tonganus), also known as the Pacific flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in a large range including American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within lowland forests and swamps. The insular flying fox can range in color from black to seal brown, with a colorful mantle that contains...

Livingstones Flying Fox Pteropus livingstonii
2013-06-27 12:31:09

Livingstone’s flying fox (Pteropus livingstonii), also known as the Comoro flying fox, is a species of megabat that can only be found in the Comoros Islands in the western portion of the Indian Ocean. It prefers a habitat within montane forests at elevations between 980 and 3,150 feet. Livingstone’s flying fox is the largest species of bat in its range,...

Moluccan Flying Fox Pteropus chrysoproctus
2013-06-25 12:28:45

The Moluccan flying fox (Pteropus chrysoproctus), also known as the Ambon flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in Indonesia. Its range includes the Maluku Islands, Ambon, Buru, and Seram Island. It prefers a habitat within forests at elevations of up to 820 feet above sea level. The range of this species is relatively small, reaching 12,427 miles, and it is threatened by...

Black Flying Fox Pteropus alecto
2013-06-25 12:25:40

The black-flying fox (Pteropus alecto) is a species of megabat that can be found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. This species prefers a habitat within a variety of areas including swamps, rainforests, bamboo forests, and mangroves, where it roosts openly. Young individuals of this species that reside on Moa Island were once thought to be a separate species known as Pteropus...

Spectacled Flying Fox Pteropus conspicillatus
2013-06-25 12:18:44

The spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus), also known as the spectacled fruit bat, is a species of megabat that is native to Australia. Its range includes the northeastern areas of Queensland, New Guinea, and nearby islands like Woodlark Island and Alcester Island. The species prefers a habitat within rainforests, but can be found in other areas including eucalypt forests and...

Red Fruit Bat Stenoderma rufum
2013-06-18 12:15:56

The red fruit bat (Stenoderma rufum), also known as the red fig-eating bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that is native to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. It prefers a habitat within tropical or subtropical arid forests. There is little known about this species and most of the recorded information about this species has been gathered from a population in the Luquillo Mountains. It...

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...

Word of the Day
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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