Ceram fruit bat

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Ceram fruit bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. ocularis
Binomial name
Pteropus ocularis
Peters, 1867[1]
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Ceram fruit bat range

The Ceram fruit bat or Seram flying fox (Pteropus ocularis) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to the mountainous forests of two Indonesian islands, Buru and Seram, including the Manusela National Park on Seram. They were once present on the nearby Ambon Island, but probably not anymore. The habitat has an area of less than 20,000 km2, and is decreasing due to logging. For this reason, and because of hunting by the local population, these species are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN since 1996.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilhelm Peters, 1867. Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867:326.
  2. ^ Hutson, A.M., Helgen, K., Schlitter, D. & Suyanto, A. 2008.0. Pteropus ocularis. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4