Animal Database

Hi Homo sapien! Welcome to Animal Database! Anyway, did you know that you're 60% genetically similar to banana trees?

READ MORE

Animal Database
Advertisement
Animal Database
Red Fruit Bat
334562364
Information
Common Name Red Fig-eating Bat
Range Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Phyllostomidae
Genus Stenoderma
Species S. rufum
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Red fruit bat or red fig-eating bat, (Stenoderma rufum), is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae, in the monotypic genus Stenoderma. It is found in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. No fruit bats have been spotted or recorded in the US Virgin Islands for the last 30 years.

Subspecies[]

Three subspecies are recognised:

Desmarest's Red Fruit Bat, Stenoderma rufum rufum
†Anthony's Red Fruit Bat, Stenoderma rufum anthonyi
Valdivieso's Red Fruit Bat, Stenoderma rufum darioi
Advertisement