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Bonin Flying Fox
08C 5281800
Information
Common Name Bonin Fruit Bat
Range (Chichijima, Hahajima, North Iwo Jima, and South Iwo Jima) in Ogasawara Islands, Japan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Genus Pteropus
Species Pteropus pselaphon
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Bonin flying fox or Bonin fruit bat (Pteropus pselaphon), or in Japanese Ogasawara giant bat (オガサワラオオコウモリ Ogasawara ōkōmori?) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to four islands (Chichijima, Hahajima, North Iwo Jima, and South Iwo Jima) in Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Its natural habitat is subtropical forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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