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White-collared Fruit Bat
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Information
Range Southeast Asia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Genus Megaerops
Species Megaerops wetmorei
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The White-collared fruit bat, (Megaerops wetmorei), is a species of megabat found in Southeast Asia.

Distribution[]

It was recorded only from Tasek Merimbun, Brunei. This specimen was reviewed and reassigned as a subspecies Megaerops wetmorei albicollis (Francis, 1989). The white-tufted neck fruit bat can be found in Pasoh Forest Reserve, Tasik Merimbun, Brunei, Mindano Island, and the Philippines (Francis 1989).

Measurements[]

A specimen held by Brunei Museum (BM87/1983) had a forearm length 48 mm, head-body length 65 mm, ear 12 mm, hind foot length 8 mm and weight 16 g.

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