Yap flying fox

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Yap flying fox
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
Species: P. yapensis
Binomial name
Pteropus yapensis
K. Andersen, 1908.
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Yap flying fox range

The Yap flying fox (Pteropus yapensis) is a species of megabat in the Pteropus genus found on Yap Island.[2] The species is listed on CITES Appendix I, and is classified as "Vulnerable" due to a major decline due to commercial hunting in the 1970s, and ongoing subsistence harvest.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wiles, G.; Helgen, K. & Allison, A. (2008). "Pteropus yapensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2005: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore