Woermann's bat

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Woermann's bat
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Megaloglossus
Pagenstecher, 1885
Species:
M. woermanni
Binomial name
Megaloglossus woermanni
Pagenstecher, 1885
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Woermann's bat range

Woermann's bat or Woermann's fruit bat (Megaloglossus woermanni) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Megaloglossus.[ citation needed ] It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Megabat Family of relatively large flying mammals - fruit bats

Megabats constitute the family Pteropodidae of the order Chiroptera (bats). They are also called fruit bats, Old World fruit bats, or, especially the genera Acerodon and Pteropus, flying foxes. Megabats are found in tropical and subtropical areas of Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania. Compared to insectivorous bats, fruit bats are relatively large, and with some exceptions, do not navigate by echolocation. They are herbivores and rely on their keen senses of sight and smell to locate food.

Angola country in Africa

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a west-coast country of south-central Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.

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References

  1. Bakwo Fils, E.M.; Kaleme, P.; Weber, N. (2016). "Megaloglossus woermanni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T84462869A22012371. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T84462869A22012371.en.