Great flying fox

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For the Southeast Asian greater flying fox, see large flying fox.
Great flying fox
Pteropus neohibernicus - skeleton - MUSE.jpg
Skeleton of great flying fox at MUSE - Science Museum in Trento
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. neohibernicus
Binomial name
Pteropus neohibernicus
Peters, 1876
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Great flying fox range

The great flying fox (Pteropus neohibernicus), also known as the greater flying fox or Bismarck flying fox, is a species of megabat in the Pteropus genus, found throughout lowland areas of New Guinea and in the Bismarck Archipelago.[2] At up to 1.45 kg (3.2 lb) in weight, it is among the largest bats in the world.[2] It is a gregarious animal which roosts with hundreds or thousands of individuals.[1]


  1. ^ a b Salas, L.; Helgen, K. & Hamilton, S. (2008). "Pteropus neohibernicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Flannery, T. (1995). Mammals of New Guinea. Pp. 376-377. ISBN 0-7301-0411-7