Kei flying fox

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Kei flying fox
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. keyensis
Binomial name
Pteropus keyensis
Peters, 1867
Kei flying fox range

The Kei flying fox (Pteropus keyensis) is a species of megabat in the Pteropus genus found in the Kai Islands of Indonesia. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the black-bearded flying fox.[1] The species is sometimes classified as a subspecies of Pteropus melanopogon. Very little is known about the species, its habitat, or threats to it.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2005: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore
  2. ^ Bates, P. & Bumrungsri, S. (2008). "Pteropus keyensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.