Greater Mascarene flying fox

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Greater Mascarene flying fox

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Pteropus niger

 

The Greater mascarene flying fox, mauritian flying fox is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the greater Mascarene flying fox
A greater Mascarene flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Countries
Mauritius and Reunion
Greater Mascarene flying fox habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Mauritius flying fox

Adult weight : 0.456 kg (1.0032 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 19 years

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the greater Mascarene flying fox

Pteropus subniger disappeared by the mid nineteenth century whereas the Pteropus niger is still to be found in parts of the remaining native forest. (Full text)

Pteropus subniger disappeared by the mid nineteenth century whereas the Pteropus niger is still to be found in parts of the remaining native forest.

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