Species Details

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Saccolaimus saccolaimus

Bare-rumped Sheathtail-bat Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Saccolaimus saccolaimus
Family : Emballonuridae
Order : Chiroptera
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Naked rumped Pouched Bat, Pouch-bearing Bat, Pouched Bat
Habitat : Forest, Savanna, Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic)
Description : Pouched bat has a wingspan of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet).

These bats have yellowish-brown fur on their backs and lighter fur on their undersides. They have large, pointed ears and a broad nose.

They are frugivorous, which means they feed on fruit such as figs, bananas, and mangoes. They may also eat nectar and pollen.

These bats are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, mangroves, and coconut plantations.

They are social animals and live in colonies, which may consist of several hundred individuals. They are nocturnal and are most active at night, when they leave their roosts to forage for food.

Females give birth to one offspring at a time, and the young are nursed for several months before they are weaned.

Sunda flying foxes are classified as "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss and hunting. They are also threatened by the spread of diseases such as the Nipah virus.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:wikipedia,iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Jakob Fahr(www.inaturalist.org/people/jakob), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.