Here’s a great article and information on Flying-foxes
One quarter of all mammal species in the world are bats, which belong to the order Chiroptera, meaning ‘handwinged’.Bats can be divided into two suborders:
- Megabats (Megachiroptera), which includes flying-foxes, as well as the lesser known tubenosed bats andblossom bats.
- Microbats (Microchiroptera), which are smaller insectivorous bats. Megabats differ greatly from microbats (see Table 1 in the attached article); their main similarities are that they are the only winged mammals and are primarily nocturnal.