Pelew flying fox

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Pelew flying fox
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. pelewensis
Binomial name
Pteropus pelewensis
K. Andersen, 1908
Pelew flying fox range

The Pelew flying fox (Pteropus pelewensis) is a species of megabat in the Pteropus genus found in the Pelew Islands.[2] The species is listed as "Near Threatened" by the IUCN due to commercial and small-scale hunting; commercial hunting for the species was banned in 1994, but local exploitation is commonplace. The species is listed on CITES appendix I.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wiles, G. (2008). "Pteropus pelewensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ 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