Cynopterus brachyotis brachyotis
English : Lesser dog-faced fruit bat
French : Cynoptère de Müller
Class : Mammalia
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Notes : 7 other subspecies known.
Small fruit-bat reaching a body length of 8 cm and a weight of 32 g. Elongated dog-like muzzle with upward-oriented tubular nostril. Fur is bright golden brown with a brighter collar. Wings are anthracite with conspicuous clear digits.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from southern China to Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo. Species also found in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Java and various islands. Lives in lowland and foothill disturbed forests, plantations and suburban parks.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and remains fairly common and adaptable. It is occasionally persecuted in countryside areas as a fruit-crop pest.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known