The Evolutionary History of the African Fruit Bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)

  title={The Evolutionary History of the African Fruit Bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)},
  author={Francisca Cunha Almeida and Norberto P. Giannini and Nancy B. Simmons},
  journal={Acta Chiropterologica},
  pages={73 - 90}
Bats of the family Pteropodidae, also known as megabats or Old World fruit bats, are widely distributed in tropical areas of Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Of 45 genera in the family, 12 are endemic to the Afro-tropical region and two others have representative species on the African continent. African megabats inhabit wooded habitats and are nearly ubiquitous on the mainland and nearby islands with the exception of desert areas. Some species have been implicated as possible reservoirs of the Ebola… 

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