Pacific flying fox

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Pacific flying fox

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

 

The Insular flying-fox, pacific flying fox is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Pacific flying fox

The flying fox Pteropus tonganus is a large fruit bat that feeds on flowers and fruits in eastern Melanesia and western Polynesia.

Biological Conservation 103: 343-348 The Tongan flying fox, Pteropus tonganus, is the only indigenous mammal on the island of Niue, in the South Pacific.

Special measures are taken to protect the forest from bush fires, and the hunting of pigeons and flying foxes (Pteropus tonganus) is restricted.

The Tongan fruit bat, Pteropus tonganus, is considered to be moderately common and enjoys full protection on Tonatabu Island where it is considered sacred (Wahl, 1994).

De Tongavleerhond (Pteropus tonganus) is er als fossiel bekend, maar is nu uitgestorven. (Wiki)

De Tongavleerhond (Pteropus tonganus) (Engels: Pacific Flying-fox) is een soort uit de familie van de vliegende honden die voorkomt in de Grote Oceaan. (Wiki)

The bat, the insular flying fox or Pteropus tonganus, is shown in a front and rear view, along with four illustrations of skull and jaw views. (Full text)

Special measures are taken to protect the forest from bush fires, and the hunting of pigeons and flying foxes (Pteropus tonganus) is restricted (SPREP, 1985). (Full text)

The Pacific flying fox (Pteropus tonganus) is the most common flying-fox in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and the Cook Islands – it is among the most widespread of the flying foxes. (Full text)

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