Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognized

An unusual breed of fruit bat -- previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master -- has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat

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Last updated on 11 August 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Papua New Guinea
Region: 
Oceania
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals