Ontong Java flying fox

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Ontong Java flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. howensis
Binomial name
Pteropus howensis
Troughton, 1931
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Ontong Java flying fox range

The Ontong Java flying fox (Pteropus howensis) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the Ontong Java Atoll in the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It was classified as "Data Deficient" in 2008 by the IUCN over concerns of taxonomic validity. However its confirmed range extends only over small islands, all of which are near to sea level. It is therefore threatened by rising sea levels.[1]


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. & Allison, A. (2008). "Pteropus howensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.