Sentence Examples

  • Mammals are very few; they include the rat and Pteropus and other bats.
  • There is great variation in size; the Malay "flying-fox" (Pteropus edulis) measures about a foot in the head and body, and has a wing-spread of 5 ft.; while in the smaller forms the head and body may be only about 2 in., and the wing-spread no more than a foot.
  • The Pteropus edulis (kalong, flying fox) is to be met with almost everywhere, especially in the durian trees.
  • When first seen by Europeans it contained no mammals except a large fruit-eating bat (Pteropus vulgaris), which is plentiful in the woods; but several mammals have been introduced, and are now numerous in the uncultivated region.
  • The large fruit bats (Pteropus) occur in immense colonies, and are sometimes eaten by the natives.

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