John R. Winkelmann, Frank J. Bonaccorso, Elizabeth E. Goedeke, Laura J. Least blossom bats, Macroglossus minimus Pteropodidae , were monitored by radiotelemetry in lowland rainforest for up to 22 days in Kau Wildlife Area, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

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The long-tongued nectar bat Macroglossus minimus , also known as the northern blossom bat , honey nectar bat , [2] least blossom-bat , [3] dagger-toothed long-nosed fruit bat , [1] and lesser long-tongued fruit bat , [1] is a species of megabat. It has a reddish-brown colouring with relatively long hair compared to the other species.

The hair on the abdomen is a lighter colour, and a dark brown stripe runs bilaterally down the top of the head and back. It feeds on nectar and pollen , which it can obtain from mangroves and banana flowers in Malaysia. Sexually active males have enlarged testes , and polyestrous females have a breeding period of to days. Estimates for the gestation period for M.

For young bats, the forearm grows at 0. A free-flying immature bat has an forearm length From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Long-tongued nectar bat Pregnant individual in the Philippines in the Philippines Conservation status. Geoffroy , Journal of Comparative Physiology B. Journal of Mammalogy. American Society of Mammalogists. A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. Linnean Society symposium series 2 : — Walker's Bats of the World.

JHU Press. The feeding biology in relation to food source of nectivorous bats Chiroptera: Macroglossinae in Malaysia PhD. University of Aberdeen. November Mammals of New Guinea. Robert Brown and Associates. Mammals of Borneo: field keys and an annotated checklist. Extant species of family Pteropodidae.

Subfamily Nyctimeninae. Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N. Lesser tube-nosed fruit bat P. Subfamily Cynopterinae. Borneo fruit bat A. Mindanao pygmy fruit bat A. Spotted-winged fruit bat B. Black-capped fruit bat C. Lesser short-nosed fruit bat C. Brooks's dyak fruit bat D.

Fischer's pygmy fruit bat H. Salim Ali's fruit bat L. Tailless fruit bat M. Luzon fruit bat O. Dusky fruit bat P. Greater musky fruit bat P. Blanford's fruit bat S. Swift fruit bat T. Subfamily Harpyionycterinae. Bulmer's fruit bat A. Andersen's naked-backed fruit bat D. Sulawesi harpy fruit bat H.

Subfamily Macroglossinae. Long-tongued nectar bat M. Fardoulis's blossom bat M. Long-tailed fruit bat N. Common blossom bat S. Subfamily Pteropodinae. Sulawesi flying fox A. White-winged flying fox D. Madagascan fruit bat E. Fijian monkey-faced Bat M. Small-toothed fruit bat N. Bougainville monkey-faced Bat P. Admiralty flying fox P. Mindoro stripe-faced fruit bat S.

Subfamily Rousettinae. Greater nectar bat E. Subgenus Boneia : Manado fruit bat R. Subfamily Epomophorinae. Angolan epauletted fruit bat E. Buettikofer's epauletted fruit bat E. Hammer-headed Bat H. Hayman's dwarf epauletted fruit bat M. Veldkamp's dwarf epauletted fruit bat N.

Angolan rousette L. Azagnyi fruit bat M. D'Anchieta's fruit bat P. Short-palated fruit bat C. Zenker's fruit bat S. Hidden categories: Articles with 'species' microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link is on Wikidata CS1 errors: missing periodical. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Subfamily Nyctimeninae Nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bats Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N. Subfamily Harpyionycterinae Aproteles Bulmer's fruit bat A. Subfamily Pteropodinae Acerodon Sulawesi flying fox A. Lissonycteris Angolan rousette L. Plerotes D'Anchieta's fruit bat P. Casinycteris Short-palated fruit bat C.



It is found in the Indo-Malayan Realm and Australasia. It is an omnivore. Individuals can grow to Reproduction is viviparous and dioecious. Macroglossus minimus Dagger-toothed Long-nosed Fruit Bat relies on flight to move around. Geoffroy


Long-tongued nectar bat

The long-tongued fruit bat is found from urban coastal areas to denser forested areas. It is located in elevations from sea-level up to M Michleburgh et al. Macroglossus minimus , also known by the common name the long-tongued fruit bat, is amongst the smallest of the family Pteropodidae Gunnell et al. The tail is extremely short, reaching to only about 4 mm at the longest length, and the uropatagium is almost non-existent. The ears are about half of the head length -- approximately 6 mm; Also, the ear does not have a tragus as do many families in the order Chiroptera Dobson, The fur of the long-tongued fruit bat is reddish-brown on the back and is very long compared to other species in Pteropodidae. The fur on the abdomen is shorter than on the back and is paler in color.

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