Skip to comments.New bat species discovered in Philippines (Mindoro Stripe-Faced Fruitbat)
Posted on 09/17/2007 10:57:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
MANILA (AFP) - A new species of flying fox or fruit bat has been discovered on an island south of Manila, it was reported Monday.
The orange-coloured bat with a distinctive white-stripped face was discovered in a protected wildlife area on Mindoro Island, the Philippine Star newspaper said quoting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The discovery was a result of joint research between the University of Kansas' Biodiversity Research Center and a team from the Comparative Biogeography and Conservation of Philippine Vertebrates (CBCPV), the paper said.
Known as the Mindoro Stripe-Faced Fruitbat for its striking facial features the bat was discovered by accident when it was caught in a net set by the researchers.
One of the Filipino researchers, Jake Esselstyn, told the paper that the bat was found during a survey of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in Sablayan region on the west coast of the island.
Details of the finding were published last week in the Journal of Mammalogy.
The discovery of the new fruit bat species brings the number of bat species in the Philippines to 74 with 26 unique to the Philippines, the paper said.
An Ausytralian grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus). A new species of flying fox or fruit bat has been discovered on an island south of Manila(AFP/File/Greg Wood)
We’re lucky voles don’t fly.
That species name just sings.
Remember watching flocks of fruit bats flying over Subic Bay at dusk. So many they would blacken the sky.
To the delight of Moonbats everywhere...
This picture is just all kinds of wrong, and yet I can’t look away. I particularly like the scraped up knees ...
I can send you a larger version for a screen saver!
Unplugged 12 ga, 7 1/2's, modified choke. If they are staying further out, switch to high brass 7 1/2 heavies or maybe high brass 6's. /s
`The Mindoro Stripe-faced Fruit Bats’ (formerly the Manila Fruit-faced Striped-A** Baboons): easy listening, Top 40 and progressive music for your wedding, graduation or bar mitzvah . . . but specializing in bat mitzvahs.
Contact: Bat “Bud” Masterson
I think I had a couple of these at the bar Saturday night.
So what is the difference between a fruit bat, moon bat, or ding bat?
We already have enough in Congress and the Left coast.
Oh wait. The fruit bat is real and the others are just wannabees.
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