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


  1. ^ a b 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