Chuuk flying fox

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Chuuk flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. insularis
Binomial name
Pteropus insularis
Hombron & Jacquinot, 1842
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Chuuk flying fox range

Pteropus phaeocephalus Thomas, 1882

The Chuuk flying fox or Ruck flying fox (Pteropus insularis) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to Micronesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. The threats to the species are not well known, however since the species is found on a small area (the two islands of Chuuk Lagoon and Namonuito Atoll), the species was classified as "Critically Endangered" by the IUCN in 2009.[1] In 2013, Bat Conservation International listed this species as one of the 35 species of its worldwide priority list of conservation.[2]


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. & Wiles, G. (2009). "Pteropus insularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). Bat Conservation International. August 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017.