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Sphaerias blanfordi (Thomas, 1891)
Blanford's Fruit Bat
No subspecies, known only by nominate form.
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Small-sized fruit bat with a long and narrow cynopterine muzzle characterized by deep emargination between the nostrils and large eyes. The forearm averages 54.9 mm (51.7-60.5 mm). Wings are uniform brown, devoid of hairs. The tail is absent. The interfemoral membrane is reduced to a narrow rim; calcar is absent. Ears oval with broadly rounded tips, has pale anterior margins; antitragal lobe is small and triangular. Pelage is long and dense, dull greyish brown, extends onto tibiae and underside of the forearm, and along the body on wings between elbow and ankle.
Occurs in the forested areas of the lower Himalayas. Not much is known about the ecology of this species.
Bhutan - West Bhutan
India - Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
Nepal - Eastern Nepal
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