Fischer's pygmy fruit bat

The Fischer's pygmy fruit bat or Philippine pygmy fruit bat (Haplonycteris fischeri)[2] is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is monotypic within the genus Haplonycteris. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

Fischer's pygmy fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Haplonycteris
Lawrence, 1939
H. fischeri
Binomial name
Haplonycteris fischeri
Lawrence, 1939
Fischer's pygmy fruit bat range


  1. Ong, P.; Rosell-Ambal, G.; Tabaranza, B.; Heaney, L.; Duya, P.; Gonzalez, J.C.; Balete, D. & Ramayla, S. (2008). "Haplonycteris fischeri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T9690A13009403. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T9690A13009403.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. named after Arthur Frederick Fischer

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