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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Short-palated fruit bat C.

Lesser Long-tongued Fruit Bat (Macroglossus minimus) ·

Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 16 to 20 g 0. Macroglossus minimus lesser long-tongued fruit bat Facebook. Estimates for the gestation period for M. Mindanao pygmy fruit bat A.

The Johns Hopkins University Press. Lesser tube-nosed fruit bat P. These experiments, conducted in the Philippines, do not show whether this pattern is due to a low survivorship rate in adults or a migration macroglodsus another location Michleburgh et al.

American Society of Mammalogists. Mammals of New Guinea.

Bougainville monkey-faced Bat P. The feeding biology in relation to food source of nectivorous bats Chiroptera: Andersen’s naked-backed fruit bat D.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The ears are about half of the head length — approximately 6 mm; Also, the ear does not have a tragus as do many families in the order Chiroptera Macroglssus, The fur of the long-tongued fruit bat is reddish-brown on the back and is very long compared to other species in Pteropodidae. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.


Casinycteris Short-palated fruit bat C. Long-tongued fruit bats are appropriately named due to their long tongue for extracting nectar and pollen from flowers. Fischer’s pygmy fruit bat H.

Greater musky fruit bat P. Key Behaviors motile Macroglossjs and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Long-tongued fruit bats are appropriately named due to their long tongue for extracting nectar and pollen from flowers.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Long-tailed fruit bat N.

Also, if the bat is alone it is less desirable for the predator to attack such a small prey; Macrkglossus reward would not be worth the effort of the energy expended to capture it Nowak Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

Robert Brown and Associates. Extant species of family Pteropodidae. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

Sulawesi flying fox A. Black-capped fruit bat C.

An Action Plan for their Conservation. The hair on the abdomen is a lighter colour, and a dark brown stripe runs bilaterally down the top of the head and back. Sulawesi harpy fruit bat H. Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N. Subfamily Harpyionycterinae Aproteles Bulmer’s fruit bat A.


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

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: It has a reddish-brown colouring with relatively long hair compared to the other species. Conservation Status The long-tongued fruit bat is not threatened due to its widespread distribution and the large number of individuals that exist in the wild.

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. This pollen transfer occurs during normal feeding habits and is responsible for the fertilization of a large number of trees in human-operated banana plantations. Hayman’s dwarf epauletted fruit mqcroglossus M. Fijian macroglossuw Bat M. Females seem to have no particular breeding season during the year.

Long-tongued fruit bats can be found active during day or night. Also, this species can exist in a variety of habitats.