Black-bearded flying fox

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Black-bearded flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. melanopogon
Binomial name
Pteropus melanopogon
Peters, 1867
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Black-bearded flying fox range (map also includes range of Aru Flying Fox and Kei Flying Fox)

The black-bearded flying fox (Pteropus melanopogon) is an endangered species of megabat in the Pteropus genus.[1] It is endemic to Indonesia, found on the islands of Ambon, Buru, Seram, Banda, and Yamdena.[2] Currently considered monotypic, it formerly included the Aru flying fox and Kei flying fox as subspecies.[2] No weight data are available for the black-bearded flying fox, but it is a massive species and it may be the heaviest megabat.[3]


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. & Salas, L. (2008). "Pteropus melanopogon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Flannery, T. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific & Moluccan Islands. Pp. 245-303. ISBN 0-7301-0417-6