Samoan flying fox

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Samoan flying fox

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

 

The Samoa flying-fox, samoan 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 Samoan flying fox
A Samoan flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Countries
American Samoa, Fiji and Samoa
Samoan flying fox habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest

Facts about the Samoan flying fox

Geographic Range Pteropus samoensis is endemic to the Samoan and Fijian archipelagos of the South Pacific. (Full text)

The wingspan of the Samoan Flying Fox is 79 inches. (Full text)

Pteropus samoensis is of the order Chiroptera, (Full text)

The Samoan flying fox is also territorial (Banack, 2001). (Full text)

The Samoan flying fox (Pteropus samoensis) is a CITES-listed species that is endangered by subsistence hunting and by commercial hunting for markets in the western Pacific (Brautigam and Elmqvist 1990). (Full text)

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