Hammer-headed fruit bat

Hypsignathus monstrosus

Summary 4

The hammer-headed bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), also known as the big-lipped bat, is widely distributed in equatorial Africa. This large bat is found in riverine forests, mangroves, swamps, and palm forests at elevations less than 1800 meters.

References 5

Gordon, T.T., 2001. The Calling Behavior and Mating System of a Non-Lekking Population of Hypsignathus monstrosus. Ph.D. Thesis, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Langevin, P., Barclay, R.M.R., 1990. Hypsignathus monstrosus. Mammalian Species, 1-4.

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