Mortlock flying fox

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Mortlock flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. pelagicus
Binomial name
Pteropus pelagicus
Kittlitz, 1836
  • Pteropus phaeocephalus Thomas, 1882
  • Pteropus insularis Hombron and Jacquinot, 1842

The Mortlock flying fox or Mortlock Islands flying-fox (Pteropus pelagicus) is a species of fruit bat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to Micronesia. It is threatened by habitat loss.



  • Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Pteropus phaeocephalus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
  • Buden, Don; Helgen, Kristofer M.; Wiles,Gary. (2013). Taxonomy, distribution, and natural history of flying foxes (Chiroptera, Pteropodidae) in the Mortlock Islands and Chuuk State, Caroline Islands. ZooKeys 345: 97 DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.345.5840