Bone Clones Greater Flying Fox Skull Cast (Replica), BC-312
2 ¾" L x 1 ½" W x 1 ½" H 7.1L x 4.1W x 3.3H (cm)
The common name for Pteropus vampyrus is the flying fox, which alludes to the color of this bat's coat and its fox-like face. It is the largest of the fruit bats with a wingspan of five feet. It is found in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Bats are the sole mammalian species with the ability to fly (others species can only glide). The Pteropodidae family also has well-developed eyes; members of the family rely on vision to guide themselves, and on their sense of smell to locate food. Its diet consists of flowers, nectar and fruit. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).