Aldabra flying fox

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Aldabra flying fox
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. aldabrensis
Binomial name
Pteropus aldabrensis
True, 1893
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Aldabra Flying Fox range
Synonyms

Pteropus seychellensis ssp. aldabrensis True, 1893

The Aldabra flying fox (Pteropus aldabrensis) is a species of megabat in the genus Pteropus. It is endemic to Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. The species was classified as "Vulnerable" by the IUCN due to a restricted habitat and threats from natural disasters such as tropical cyclones.[1]

Source[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W., Howell, K. & Gerlach, J. (2008). "Pteropus aldabrensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.