Makira flying fox

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Makira flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. cognatus
Binomial name
Pteropus cognatus
K. Andersen, 1908
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Makira flying fox range

The Makira flying fox (Pteropus cognatus) is a species of megabat in the Pteropus genus, found in the Solomon Islands.[1] The species is currently decreasing and is endangered due to threats from logging and hunting.[2]


  1. ^ D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2005: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore
  2. ^ James, R.; Hamilton, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Pteropus cognatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 December 2013.