Fruit Bat Skull - The fruit bat, also known as the "flying fox", is a member of the suborder Megachiroptera. These bats, as their name suggests, are large fruit eating bats achieving a wingspan of up to 6 feet. Fruit bats are an old world species and are found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Due to their diet, many species of fruit bats can cause wide spread devastation to fruit crops and are considered to be pests in many areas.
This original specimen resides in the Museum of Osteology collection.