Mauritian flying fox

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Mauritian flying fox
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
P. niger
Binomial name
Pteropus niger
(Kerr, 1792)
Mauritian flying fox range
(red — extant, black — extinct)

Vespertilio vampirus niger Kerr, 1792[2]

The Mauritian flying fox (Pteropus niger) is also known as Greater Mascarene flying fox or Mauritius fruit bat.

It is a megabat species endemic to Mauritius and La Réunion. An out-of-date name for this megabat is Vespertilio niger.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kingston, T.; Florens, V.; Oleksy, R.; Ruhomaun, K.; Tatayah, V. (2018). "Pteropus niger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T18743A86475525. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T18743A86475525.en.
  2. Kerr, Robert (1792). The Animal Kingdom, or Zoological System, of the Celebrated Sir Charles Linnæus. Class I. Mammalia. Edinburgh: A. Strahan. pp. 90–91.