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Vanikoro Flying Fox
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Information
Range Vanikolo in the Solomon Islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Genus Pteropus
Species Pteropus tuberculatus
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Vanikoro flying fox (Pteropus tuberculatus), is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is known only from a few specimens from Vanikolo in the Solomon Islands, with the last possibly collected before 1930. It is probably extinct, as Vanikolo has been extensively logged, and surveys have failed to rediscover this species.

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