- Flying foxes, Pteropodidae
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The largest bats in the world are the flying foxes, or fruit bats (family Pteropodidae), particularly those living in south-east Asia. Several species in the genus Pteropus have a head–body length of up to 45 cm (17.75 in), a wing-span of 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) and a weight of 1.6 kg (3 lb 12 oz). The biggest are generally considered to be the large flying fox and the gigantic or Indian flying fox. Although certain other mammals are capable of gliding, bats are the only mammals capable of true flight.