Ansell's epauletted fruit bat

Ansell's epauletted fruit bat

Ansell's epauletted fruit bat

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Epomophorus anselli

Ansell's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus anselli ) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae.

Appearance

Its forearm length is approximately 77.4 mm (3.05 in).Its snout is long and narrow.

Distribution

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It has only been recorded in Malawi.Its range includes the miombo woodland.

Ansell's epauletted fruit bat habitat map

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Ansell's epauletted fruit bat habitat map
Ansell's epauletted fruit bat
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Habits and Lifestyle

Very little is known about its reproduction, as only a few individuals have been documented.However, a female was collected in mid-May that was classified as "nearly adult."

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Conservation

As of 2016, it is considered a data deficient species by the IUCN.There are very few occurrence records for this species; its geographic range, population trend, and ecological requirements are unknown.When describing the species in 2004, the authors stated that there was "no reason to believe that the species is in any danger ", despite its infrequent documentation.

References

1. Ansell's epauletted fruit bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansell's_epauletted_fruit_bat
2. Ansell's epauletted fruit bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136351/22024470

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