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hammer-headed bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus)

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) with young
by Stephen C. Smith -- Malabo, Equatorial Guinea -- March 17, 2012

Author: Stephen C Smith

The hammer-headed bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), also known as the big-lipped bat, is a megabat widely distributed in equatorial Africa. The hammer-headed bat is a member of the family Pteropodidae within the suborder, Megachiroptera. This group is commonly referred to as the megabats or flying foxes.
Order: Chiroptera
Suborder: Megachiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Hypsignathus
Species: Hypsignathus monstrosus Allen, 1861

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Scientific Name: Hypsignathus monstrosus H. Allen, 1861
Common Names: Hammer-headed Bat, Hammer-headed Fruit Bat, Big-lipped Bat
Hypsignathus labrosus Murray, 1862
Hypsignathus macrocephalus Peters, 1876
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