Madagascan flying fox

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Original source: originally posted to Flickr as Pteropus_rufus_ii
Author: Neil Strickland

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 fox
A Madagascan flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Countries
Madagascar
Madagascan flying fox habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland

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 island’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)

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