Aru flying fox
|Aru flying fox|
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The Aru flying fox (Pteropus aruensis) is a Critically Endangered species of megabat in the Pteropus genus found in the Aru Islands in Indonesia. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the black-bearded flying fox. The species is poorly known, and has not been encountered since the 19th century. It is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN and is listed on CITES appendix II.
- 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
- Helgen, K. (2008). "Pteropus aruensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
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