Angolan epauletted fruit bat

Angolan epauletted fruit bat

Angolan epauletted fruit bat

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Epomophorus angolensis

The Angolan epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus angolensis ) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is found in Angola and Namibia. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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It is found in two countries in Southern Africa, including Angola and Namibia.It is generally found in low-lying areas, though its range may include some montane habitats as well.

Angolan epauletted fruit bat habitat map

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Angolan epauletted fruit bat habitat map
Angolan epauletted fruit bat
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Conservation

As of 2016, it is evaluated as a near-threatened species by the IUCN.It meets the criteria for this assessment because it experienced an estimated population decline of 20-25% from 2004–2016.It is also losing the riparian habitat and fruit trees that it depends on.

References

1. Angolan epauletted fruit bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angolan_epauletted_fruit_bat
2. Angolan epauletted fruit bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/7901/22122903

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