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Moluccan Flying Fox
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Information
Common Name Ambon Flying Fox
Range Seram Island (including Manusela National Park), Buru, Ambon and nearby Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Genus Pteropus
Species Pteropus chrysoproctus
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Moluccan flying fox (Pteropus chrysoproctus), also known as the Ambon flying fox, is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in the low-lying forests (less than 250 m above sea level) of Seram Island (including Manusela National Park), Buru, Ambon and nearby Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia. Another Pteropus species, Pteropus argentatus, was until recently considered to be the same species as Pteropus chrysoproctus. The habitat has an area of less than 20,000 km² and is decreasing due to logging. For this reason, and because of hunting by the local population, these species are listed as near threatened by the IUCN since 1996.

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