THE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF BATS
Species of megachiroptera (family Pteropodidae) are restricted to the 'Old World'. They can be found in
tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, through southern and central Asia to Australia,
including the Philippines and a number of Pacific islands. They are especially diverse
in south-eastern Asia and Indo-Australia3.
Geographical distribution of megabats
Microbats are more widespread, being found both in both New and Old World regions.
Geographical distribution of microbats
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