New Caledonia flying fox

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New Caledonia flying fox
Pteropus vetulus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species:
P. vetulus
Binomial name
Pteropus vetulus
Jouan, 1863
New Caledonia Flying Fox area.png
New Caledonia flying fox range

The New Caledonia flying fox (Pteropus vetulus) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to New Caledonia. The habitat of the species is highly fragmented, and possibly decreasing due to deforestation. Other threats such as hunting are as of yet unquantified.[1]

Necklace on New Caledonia flying fox hair MHNT

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brescia, F. (2008). "Pteropus vetulus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T18767A8595636. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T18767A8595636.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.