White-winged flying fox

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White-winged flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Desmalopex
Species: D. leucopterus
Binomial name
Desmalopex leucopterus
Temminck, 1853
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White-winged flying fox range

Pteropus leucopterus

The white-winged flying fox (Desmalopex leucopterus), also known as the mottle-winged flying fox is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae. They are endemic to the Philippines. Their natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. They are threatened by habitat loss.[1] In 2008, Giannini et al. revived the genus Desmalopex and placed D. leucopterus in it.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ong, P.; Rosell-Ambal, G.; Tabaranza, B.; Balete, D.; Heaney, L.; Alcala, E. & Cariño, A.B. (2008). "Pteropus leucopterus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Giannini, Norberto P.; Almeida, Francisca Cunha; Simmons, Nancy B.; Helgen, Kristofer M. (2008). "The systematic position of Pteropus leucopterus and its bearing on the monophyly and relationships of Pteropus (Chiroptera : Pteropodidae)". Acta Chiropterologica. 10: 11–20. doi:10.3161/150811008x331054.