Andersen's flying fox

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Andersen's Flying Fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. intermedius
Binomial name
Pteropus intermedius
K. Andersen, 1908
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Andersen's flying fox range

The Andersen's flying fox (Pteropus intermedius) is a species of flying fox in the Pteropodidae family found in south Burma and west Thailand. Although it is hunted for both food and as a pest, it is not known if this has a significant impact on the species. It has been seen roosting in tall, well-established trees in urban areas and will fly several kilometres to eat wild and cultivated fruits. The species was named after Knud Christian Andersen. It was last recorded in Thailand in 1970 and, presumably, there is still a small viable population in Myanmar.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bates, P. & Bumrungsri, S. (2008). "Pteropus intermedius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.