Vanikoro flying fox

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Vanikoro flying fox

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. tuberculatus
Binomial name
Pteropus tuberculatus
Peters, 1869
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Vanikoro flying fox range

The Vanikoro flying fox (Pteropus tuberculatus) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is known only from a few specimens from Vanikoro in the Solomon Islands, with the last possibly collected in 1926. It was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 2014. A survey in late 2014 indicated a population in the high hundreds or low thousands and reported on its habitat and food plants.[2]