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Tube-nosed fruit bats (Nyctimene)

Tube-nosed fruit bats are megabats in the Family Pteropodidae. They live in the central Philippines, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the north eastern tip of Queensland, Australia. Their nostrils are drawn out into diverging tubes that project from the upper surface of the snout. The bats fly through forests and eat fruits. The seeds in their droppings help new plants disperse and grow.


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