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Megaerops niphanae Yenbutra and Felten, 1983
Ratnaworabhan's Fruit Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
Small-sized fruit bat with a cynopterine muzzle characterized by deep emargination between the nostrils and large eyes. Resembles externally Cynopterus brachyotis. The forearm averages 58.2 mm (52-63 mm). Wings are uniform brown, devoid of hairs. The tail is absent. The interfemoral membrane has short hairs medially. Ears oval with broadly rounded tips, lacks pale margins. Pelage is short and fine, uniformly greyish brown on the back, slightly paler on shoulders. Ventrally the pelage is grey, flanks darker and olivaceous tinge on the middle.
Occurs in the forested areas of the Eastern Himalayas with good rainfall. Not much is known about the ecology of this species.
India - Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and West Bengal
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