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Andersen's naked backed fruit bat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Dobsonia
Higher classification  Dobsonia
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pteropodidae
Scientific name  Dobsonia anderseni
Rank  Species
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Similar  Solomon's naked‑backed fruit bat, Woodford's fruit bat, Black‑bellied fruit bat, Western Naked‑backed Fruit Bat

Andersen's naked-backed fruit bat or Andersen's bare-backed fruit bat (Dobsonia anderseni) is a large cave-dwelling species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago including the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea.

"It is a common species that may have increased in abundance with development, because it feeds in agricultural areas. This species lives in colonies which roost in tree hollows, caves, and man-made tunnels. It feeds on canopy and subcanopy fruits (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). Found in many habitats, including human dominated environments. Females give birth to a single young. Local populations are vulnerable to the disturbance of caves and overhunting."


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