Dusky flying fox
|Dusky flying fox|
|Ear of P. brunneus (4) and other species of the genus Pteropus|
The dusky flying fox (Pteropus brunneus), also known as the Percy Island flying fox, is an extinct species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It was endemic to Percy Island off the southeast coast of Mackay, Queensland, in the northeast corner of Australia.
Only one specimen is known to exist. It was documented in 1859 and collected by Dobson in 1878. Since that record, no further documentation is known of this species. Currently, the specimen is located at the British Museum of Natural History, and was validated as a separate species in the late 20th century.
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