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Micropteropus pusillus 

Actual scientific name :   Micropteropus pusillus 
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English name :   Dwarf Epauletted Fruit-bat
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Description :   Weight: around 20 g; forearm: 5 cm. Coat is thick and brown above and more sparse and lighter below. There are tufts of white hair at the base of the ears. Head is round and ears are rounded. Tail is short. 
Habitat :   Savannah.
Behaviour :   Micropteropus pusillus lives singly, in pairs or in small groups of about 10 individuals.  
Diet :   Fruits.  
Life history :   After a gestation period of 5 to 6 months, females give birth to a young.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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