Ornate flying fox

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Ornate flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. ornatus
Binomial name
Pteropus ornatus
Gray, 1870
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Ornate flying fox range

The ornate flying fox (Pteropus ornatus) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to New Caledonia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened due to habitat destruction and hunting, the former exacerbated by high roost-site fidelity.[1]


  1. ^ a b Brescia, F. (2008). "Pteropus ornatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013.