Sentence Examples with the word pteropus

It may be added that even bats are unable to cross large tracts of sea; and the fact that fruitbats of the genus Pteropus are found in Madagascar and the Seychelles, as well as in India, while they are absent from Africa, is held to be an important link in the chain of evidence demonstrating a former land-connexion between Madagascar and India.

The Pteropus edulis (kalong, flying fox) is to be met with almost everywhere, especially in the durian trees.