Lesser flying fox

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Lesser flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. mahaganus
Binomial name
Pteropus mahaganus
Sanborn, 1931
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Lesser flying fox range

The lesser flying fox or Sanborn's flying fox (Pteropus mahaganus) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The species is poorly known, but is believed to inhabit coastal lowlands, including tropical rainforest. Although the species has been found plantations, the habitat of the species is fragmented by increasing agriculture and logging.[1]


  1. ^ a b Leary, T.; Hamilton, S.; Bonaccorso, F. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Pteropus mahaganus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.