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mucholderthen: “ Flying Foxes Chiroptera: Pteropodidae: Pteropus Genus Pteropus Illustration by *JennyParks Done as part of a larger commission for a research project by Susan M. Tsang [a CCNY grad...

Pteropus Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the Megachiroptera sub-order, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the Fruit Bats or Flying Foxes among other numerous colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, Indonesia, islands off East Africa (but not the mainland Africa), and a number of remote oceanic islands in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Flying Foxes Chiroptera: Pteropodidae: Pteropus Genus Pteropus Illustration by *JennyParks Done as part of a larger commission for a research project by Susan M. Tsang [a CCNY grad student] who studies the phylogeography of Southeast Asian animals, particularly that of flying foxes Pteropus, she says, is an ideal focal taxon for Southeast Asian biogeographic studies. Flying foxes are Old World fruit bats that play an important role in seed dispersal in island ecosystems.

Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the megabat suborder, Megachiroptera, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the fruit bats or flying foxes among other colloquial names.

Large Flying Fox - Pteropus vampyrus Pteropus vampyrus (Chiroptera - Pteropodidae) is one of the largest bats in the world. Forearm length ranges from 18 to 22 cm, and mean wingspan is 1.5 m. It has long pointed ears and a dog-like or fox-like face and head. Large flying foxes inhabit tropical forests and swamps from Madagascar to Australia and in most of continental and insular Southeast Asia. Flying foxes (genus Pteropus) are among the few wide-ranging frugivores still found in ...

https://flic.kr/p/Ndzj9u | Vlad the Impaler transformed | Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the megabat suborder, Megachiroptera, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the fruit bats or flying foxes among other colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, East Africa, and a number of remote oceanic islands in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans. At least 60 extant species are in this genus.