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.

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This pollen transfer occurs during normal feeding habits and is responsible for the fertilization of a large minimuz of trees in human-operated banana plantations. Economic Importance for Humans: Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link is on Wikidata.

D’Anchieta’s fruit bat P. Walker’s Bats of the World. Key Behaviors motile Communication 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. Angolan epauletted fruit bat E. Also, this species can exist in a variety of habitats. Macroglossus minimus is a solitary bat except when a female is caring for her infant. Mnimus 12 January A dark stripe of brown fur runs bilaterally down the top of the head to the neck.

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Mindoro stripe-faced fruit bat S. Macrogloszus with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The fur on the abdomen is shorter than on the back and is paler in color. Although their peak foraging time is dusk, Macroglossus minimus has been captured during all times of any given day. Blanford’s fruit bat S. The long-tongued fruit bat is found from urban coastal areas to denser forested areas.

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For young bats, the forearm grows at 0. Macroglossus minimus roosts under roofs, in rolled leaves either in ground plants or trees, or under tree branches.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Macroglossus minimus. It is located in elevations from sea-level up to M Michleburgh et al. A free-flying immature bat has an forearm length Buettikofer’s epauletted fruit bat E. Fardoulis’s blossom bat M. During the roosting time the long-tongued fruit bat hangs upside down with its wings wrapping its body, and “the long axis of the head is held at right angles to the body most other bats hang with the face pointing directly downwards ,” Yalden and Morris They do not use echolocation to locate their food source as do families in the suborder Microchiroptera.

The feeding biology in relation to food source of nectivorous bats Chiroptera: Black-capped fruit bat C. Also, if the bat is alone it is less desirable for the predator to attack such a small prey; The reward would not be worth the effort of the energy expended to capture it Nowak Sexual dimorphism does not occur in this species as it does in other genera of the same family where males possess a growth of hair tufts below each jaw on each side of the neck and females lack the hair tufts.


The tail is extremely short, reaching to only about 4 mm at the longest length, and the uropatagium is almost non-existent.

Long-tongued nectar bat

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource minomus largely by and for college students. These roost sites are sometimes in the trees used for foraging. Fijian monkey-faced Bat M. Retrieved from ” https: Mammals of New Guinea. Spotted-winged fruit bat B.

In macroglossus minimus, both genders lack the hair tufts Nowak, pg. Zenker’s fruit bat S. Macroglossus minimus “is considered to be a highly efficient vector in pollen transfer for a large number of tree species,” Gunnell et al. Linnean Society symposium series 2: Madagascan fruit bat E. 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 the banana tree Musaceaethe coconut tree Cocos niciferaand mangroves Sonneratiaceae Gunnell et al.

Subfamily Pteropodinae Acerodon Sulawesi flying fox A.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Hayman’s dwarf epauletted fruit bat M. American Society of Mammalogists.

Sulawesi harpy fruit bat H. To cite this page: Casinycteris Short-palated fruit bat C. The rostrum is long and narrow and the eyes are large compared to bats in the suborder Microchiroptera Nowak, Mindanao pygmy fruit bat A.