Gray flying fox

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Gray flying fox
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. griseus
Binomial name
Pteropus griseus
(É. Geoffroy, 1810)
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Gray flying fox range

The gray flying fox (Pteropus griseus) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is found in Indonesia, but not in the Philippines, despite occasional reference to such.[1] Very little is known about this species. It probably roosts individually or in small groups. It was listed on appendix II of CITES, and is classified as "Data Deficient" by the IUCN.[1] This species has been decimated by hunting for bushmeat in Indonesia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Francis, C.; Rosell-Ambal, G. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Pteropus griseus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.2 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Mickleburgh, S., Waylen, K., & Racey, P. (2009). Bats as bushmeat: a global review. Oryx, 43(02), 217-234.