Gilliard's flying fox

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Gilliard's flying fox
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. gilliardorum
Binomial name
Pteropus gilliardorum
Van Deusen, 1969
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Gilliard's flying fox range

The Gilliard's flying fox (Pteropus gilliardorum) is a species of flying fox in the Pteropodidae family. In Spanish, the common name is zorro volador de Gilliard. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. It is known from only three specimens.[1]

Biology[edit]

Their natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. They prefer to stay solitary or in small groups. They live in a restricted range, and widespread clearing of lowland forests could affect upland habitats. Not enough information about the Gilliard's flying fox is available to determine if it is a threatened or endangered species.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Allison, A., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K. & Hamilton, S. (2008). "Pteropus gilliardorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.