Geelvink Bay flying fox

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Geelvink Bay flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. pohlei
Binomial name
Pteropus pohlei
Stein, 1933
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Geelvink Bay flying fox range

The Geelvink Bay flying fox or Geelvink Bay fruit bat (Pteropus pohlei) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to West Papuan islands in Indonesia. The name comes from Geelvink Bay, now Cenderawasih Bay. It is common over a small area, and the population trend is decreasing. Major threats to the species are loss of habitat due to timber harvesting, and hunting.[1]


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