Large Palau flying fox

Large Palau flying fox

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


The Large palau flying fox, palau flying-fox, palau fruit bat is listed as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the large Palau flying fox
A large Palau flying fox group is called a 'flock'.

Facts about the large Palau flying fox

Justification Pteropus pilosus is known from only two specimens collected prior to 1874.

Andersen, 1908) The Large Palau Flying Fox (Pteropus pilosus) is an extinct species of middle-sized megabat from the Palau Islands in Micronesia. (Wiki)

The sheathtail bat is considered Endangered while another species, the large Palau flying-fox (Pteropus pilosus) is presumed to be extinct (Flannery 1995, Wiles et al. (Full text)

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