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São Tomé collared fruit bat


Alegio Chocolaté/Claudio Corallo - Ploceus princeps, Lamprotornis ornatus

The São Tomé collared fruit bat is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to São Tomé and Príncipe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat destruction. This bat is unique in that it is the only known mammal where the whole population has an asymmetrical dental formula.
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