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Eastern sucker-footed bat (Myzopoda aurita)
Bats
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Monday, 08 March 2010 16:00

Description

This strange looking bat used round suckers to stick to leaves. Its ecology is poorly known although it appears to survive well in degraded forests in eastern Madgascar. In sites where it is common there is some evidence that it is eaten by people who take the bats from the leaves of the Traveller’s Tree that are collected for construction.

Objectives

    1. Study the association between this species and the Travellers’ Tree
    2. Understand the impact of bushmeat hunting on the bats

      Acheivements

      • Malagasy students trained to study this species

      Research Outputs