Moluccan flying fox
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The Moluccan flying fox, (Pteropus chrysoproctus), also known as the Ambon flying fox, is a species of megabat in the genus Pteropus. It is found in the low-lying forests (less than 250 m above sea level) of Seram Island (including Manusela National Park ), Buru, Ambon and nearby Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia. Another Pteropus species, P. argentatus, was until recently considered to be the same species as P. chrysoproctus. 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 near threatened by the IUCN since 1996.
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