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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Lesser tube-nosed fruit bat P. Macroglossus minimus lesser long-tongued fruit bat Facebook. Retrieved from ” https: Macroglossus minimus feeds primarily on nectar and pollen, macrotlossus 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. Macroglossus minimusalso known by the common name the long-tongued fruit bat, is amongst macriglossus smallest of the family Pteropodidae Gunnell et al.

Linnean Society symposium series 2: Subfamily Nyctimeninae Nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bats Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N. Long-tongued fruit bats can be found active during day or night. Robert Brown and Associates. Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat N.

Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 16 to 20 g 0. A dark stripe of brown fur runs bilaterally down the top of the head to the neck. A free-flying immature bat has an forearm length Plerotes D’Anchieta’s fruit bat P. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Macroglossus minimus – Wikispecies

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. It is located in elevations from sea-level up to M Michleburgh et al.

Pteropodidae on Lombook Island, Indonesia”. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Macroglossus minimus.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. A field guide to the mammals of Borneo. Buettikofer’s epauletted fruit bat E. The long-tongued fruit bat is found from urban coastal areas to denser forested areas. 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. Black-capped fruit bat C.

Walker’s Bats of the World.

Long-tongued nectar bat

Sexually active males have enlarged testesand polyestrous females have a breeding period of to days. Breeding in long-tongued fruit bats occurs about twice a year with a gestation period of about to days. An Action Plan for their Conservation.


Sulawesi harpy fruit bat H. The hair on the abdomen is a lighter colour, and a dark brown stripe runs macrogllssus down the top of the head and back.

Macroglossus minimus

The Lives of Bats. During the macroglowsus 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 American Society of Mammalogists.

Zenker’s fruit bat S. Old World Fruit Bats: 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. Walker’s Bats of the World. Due to their small size, it is easier for them to hid from possible predators if they remain solitary.