Madagascan flying fox
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Pteropus rufus
The Madagascan flying fox, madagascar flying-fox, madagascar fruit bat 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 Madagascan flying foxA Madagascan flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Facts about the Madagascan flying fox
So far, Pteropus rufus is probably the best studied of Madagascar's fruit bat because of being the focus of PhD research studies part-funded by Lubee Bat Conservancy (Long 2002, MacKinnon et al.
The islandâ€™s largest bat - Pteropus rufus - is being eaten faster than it breeds. (Full text)
Also the large Malagasy Flying Fox (Pteropus rufus) is fascinating - imagine a bat with a wing span of more than one meter! (Full text)More animals beginning with M