Temotu flying fox

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Temotu flying fox
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
P. nitendiensis
Binomial name
Pteropus nitendiensis
Sanborn, 1930
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Temotu flying fox range

The Temotu flying fox (Pteropus nitendiensis) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the Solomon Islands. It is threatened by habitat destruction due to subsistence agricultural practices, as well as natural disasters such as tropical cyclones.[1] Due to its imperiled status, it is identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as a species in danger of imminent extinction.[2] In 2013, Bat Conservation International listed this species as one of the 35 species of its worldwide priority list of conservation.[3]


  1. ^ a b Leary, T.; Hamilton, S. & James, R. (2008). "Pteropus nitendiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T18744A8535844. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T18744A8535844.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "A Five-Year Plan for Global Bat Conservation" (PDF). batcon.org. Bat Conservation International. October 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). batcon.org. Bat Conservation International. August 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017.