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Epomophorus labiatus minor 

Actual scientific name :   Epomophorus labiatus minor 
Old scientific name :   Epomophorus(Epomops) minor 
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English name :   Ethiopian Epauletted Fruit-bat
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Description :   Forearm: 6,5 cm; skull length: 3,5 cm. There are tufts of white hair at the base of the ears. On each shoulder, males have a glandular pouch covered in long white hair forming an “epaulette”. There are two claws on each wing, one on the thumb, the other one on the second finger. Eyes are large and face is elongated. 
Habitat :   Forests or woodland.  
Behaviour :   Epomophorus labiatus forages at night.  
Diet :   Fruits.  
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