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Unidentified fruit bat (Cynopterus sp.) from Sukau, Sabah, Borneo (1 Viewer)


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Hi all!

I recently went on a trip to Sabah, Malaysia, for wildlife watching (primarily birds but also mammals). On one walk in Sukau, along the Kinabatangan river, we bumped into a fruit bat roosting in a tree. After a bit of investigating which species this could be, I've landed on a Cynopterus, but am not quite sure which one: I'm pretty confident it is either C. horsfieldii or C. brachyotis; Facial structure with the tall forehead and quite slender nose, along with ear shape, makes me think this is interesting for horsfieldii, but some pictures of more slender-faced brachyotis really trip me up.

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance,


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