Genus: Macroglossus Species: Macroglossus minimus. Subspecies: M. m. booensis Macroglossus minimus E. Geoffroy, Type locality. Description: A small, delicate-looking creamy-furred bat with a long slender muzzle. Upperparts buffy-brown. Underparts paler and greyer. Wing membranes . Proper noun[edit]. Macroglossus minimus m. A taxonomic species within the family Pteropodidae – a megabat, the long-tongued nectar bat.

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Subfamily Nyctimeninae Nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bats Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N.

Long-tongued nectar bat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Due to their small size, it is easier for them to hid from possible predators if they remain solitary. Fertility after birth is restored shortly after weaning and most females are impregnated again at this time.

In macroglossus minimus, both genders lack the hair tufts Nowak, pg. Macroglossus minimus “is considered to be a highly efficient vector in pollen transfer for a large number of tree species,” Gunnell et al. The fur of the long-tongued fruit bat is reddish-brown on the back and is very long compared to other species in Pteropodidae.

Terrestrial Biomes forest rainforest Physical Description Macroglossus minimusalso known by the common name the kinimus fruit bat, is amongst the smallest of the family Pteropodidae Gunnell et al. Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N. Plerotes D’Anchieta’s fruit bat P.


Zenker’s fruit bat S. Macroglossus minimus feeds primarily on nectar and pollen, but occasionally also drinks the juices of soft fruit Nowak, The macrogglossus it mainly feeds on are from plants of the banana tree Musaceaethe coconut tree Cocos niciferaand mangroves Sonneratiaceae Gunnell et al.

Greater musky fruit bat P. Lactation lasts for about 60 to 70 days, and approximately 70 to 90 days after lactation ends the females become fertile again Michleburgh et al. Breeding in long-tongued fruit bats occurs about twice a year with a gestation period of about to days. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The hair on the abdomen is a lighter colour, and a dark brown stripe runs bilaterally down the top of the head macroglissus back.

Roosting may also occur during the day or night. Greater nectar bat E. A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. Small-toothed fruit bat N. Pteropodidae on Lombook Island, Indonesia”. American Society of Mammalogists.

Macroglossus minimus – Wikispecies

However, there must be at least “small area s that has been planted with trees that produce nectar or pollen on which it can feed,” Michleburgh et al. The long-tongued nectar bat Macroglossus minimusalso known as the northern blossom bathoney 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.

Spotted-winged fruit bat B. Long-tongued nectar bat M. Luzon fruit bat O. Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 16 to 20 g 0. To cite this page: Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Subfamily Pteropodinae Acerodon Sulawesi flying fox A. Although numbers of specimens captured lessened during daylight hours, this may be related to the visibility of the mist nets used to capture the bats Gunnell et al. Fijian monkey-faced Bat M. A dark stripe of brown fur runs bilaterally down the top of the head to the neck. Monograph of the Asiatic Chiroptera. Swift fruit bat T.

It has a reddish-brown colouring with relatively long hair compared to the other species. Linnean Society symposium series macrkglossus Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Without the long-tongued fruit bat, these trees would not be able to become fertilized naturally and produce as much fruit as they do.

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Macroglossus minimusalso known by the common name the long-tongued fruit minimys, is amongst the smallest of the family Pteropodidae Gunnell et al. For young bats, the forearm grows at 0. Retrieved from ” https: Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Long-tongued nectar bat Pregnant individual in the Philippines in the Philippines Conservation status. Lissonycteris Angolan rousette L.

Mindanao pygmy fruit bat A. Common blossom bat S.