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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Views Read Edit View history. 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. Terrestrial Biomes forest rainforest Physical Description Macroglossus minimusalso minmus by the common name the long-tongued fruit bat, is amongst the smallest of the family Pteropodidae Gunnell et al. A dark stripe of brown fur runs bilaterally down the top of the head to the neck.

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Fardoulis’s blossom bat M. Macroglossus minimusalso known by the common name the long-tongued fruit bat, is amongst the smallest of the family Pteropodidae Gunnell et al. Sulawesi flying fox A.


Small-toothed fruit bat N. Mammals of New Guinea. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

Retrieved from ” macroglossuw Brooks’s dyak fruit bat D. Zenker’s fruit bat S. The long-tongued fruit bat feeds by first landing on a flower or a nearby flower and then using its long tongue to extract nectar or pollen from the flower Michleburgh et al. Fertility after birth is restored shortly after weaning and most females are impregnated again at this time. macroglossus

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Andersen’s naked-backed fruit bat D. Long-tongued fruit bats, like many other pteropodids, have large eyes, and they orient visually.

Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 16 to 20 g 0. Sexually active males have enlarged testesand polyestrous females have a breeding period of to days.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, minims well as anterior and posterior ends.

The long-tongued fruit bat is not threatened due to its widespread distribution and the large number of individuals that exist in the wild. Population studies through banding specimens of the long-tongued fruit bat and later recapturing them results in only about a 40 to 50 percent recapture rate.


Swift fruit bat T. Dusky fruit bat P. Extant species of family Pteropodidae.

Macroglossus minimus

Buettikofer’s epauletted fruit bat E. Mindoro stripe-faced fruit bat S. These experiments, conducted in the Philippines, do not show whether this pattern is due to a low survivorship rate in adults or a migration to another location Michleburgh et al.

The fur on the abdomen is shorter than on the back and is paler in color. Though macrotlossus edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. D’Anchieta’s fruit bat P.

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Accessed December 31, at https: Long-tongued nectar bat Pregnant individual in the Philippines in the Philippines Conservation status. Long-tongued fruit bats are appropriately named due to their long tongue for extracting nectar and pollen from flowers. Linnean Society symposium kacroglossus 2: