Vanikoro flying fox

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Vanikoro flying fox
Conservation status

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. tuberculatus
Binomial name
Pteropus tuberculatus
Peters, 1869
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Vanikoro flying fox range

The Vanikoro flying fox (Pteropus tuberculatus) is a species of flying fox in the Pteropodidae family. It is known only from a few specimens from Vanikolo in the Solomon Islands, with the last possibly collected before 1930 . It is probably extinct, as Vanikolo has been extensively logged, and surveys have failed to rediscover this species.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leary, T., Hamilton, S. & James, R. (2008). "Pteropus tuberculatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.