Most Largest Bats

Golden-crowned Flying Fox:its body length of 7.01 to 11.42 inches make it shorter in length than some other specie, it makes up for this with a 5.6-foot wingspan and can weigh as much as 2.6 pounds.

The Great Flying Fox: is found in New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago which gives it its other name of Bismarck Flying Fox. At 10.5 to 13.0 inches in length for the males.

Greater Horseshoe Bat: It’s found in Europe northern Africa and central and eastern Asia. It is considered non-migratory because its winter and summer encampments are only about 19 miles apart.

Greater Noctule Bat:This animal is around 6 inches in length from nose to tail and has an 18-inch wingspan preys on birds and is one of the few species of bats to prey on animals larger than insects.

Greater Spear-nosed Bat:This is the second-largest species in Central and South America, with the average length in males being 5.23 inches and 4.9 inches in females. 

Spectral Bat:This tailless species, which can be long as 5.3 inches with a wingspan greater than 3 feet is the largest bat in the Americas.

Franquet’s Epauletted Bat:This species is found in West Africa in countries such as Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Cote d’Ivoire. It can also be found in Congo, Sudan, Angola, and Zambia.

Madagascan Flying Fox: is endemic to the African island country of Madagascar and is its largest bat. It can attain a size of 9 to 10.5 inches and a wingspan of over 4 feet. 

Hammer-headed Bat:This creature with the unfortunate scientific name of Hypsignathus monstrosus is found near bodies of water in the forests of central Africa.

Wroughton’s Free-tailed Bat:Though it seems to be rare as it’s only found in two places in India and a cave in Cambodia, not enough is known about this bat to give it a conservation status.

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