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Panstatum Silver Bat

The Panstatum Silver Bat is a species of bat in the family phyllostmatidae. It is the only member of the genus Panphylla. The genus and species name were described in 11875. It is usually covered in a distinctive silver fur. The bat roosts in the tree canopy during the day and is a frugivore.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomatidae
Genus: Panphylla

It is found throughout the islands of Panstatum except for Okostetuo, Kazimotuo and Nanasta, at elevations from sea level to 2000 feet. It is evaluated as least concern. As its name suggests the Panstatum silver bat is usually a striking silver colour, although white and black individuals have been observed. The wing membranes are usually brown. The appendages are a bright orange. Is a small species with a head and body length of 3 inches. Individuals weigh between 6-8 grams. The bat is a frugivore specializing on citrus fruit. Little is known about the Panstatum silver bat's reproduction but research is being carried out by Panstatum National University.