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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Pteropodina — most of the flying foxes.


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New Latin, from Ancient Greek πτερόν (pteron, "wing") + πούς (pous, "foot")


  • The only two indigenous mammal species are the endemic Seychelles flying fox Pteropus seychellensis (which roosts in the reserve), and sheathtailed bat Coleura seychellensis (seen regularly).

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • The only indigenous mammals are fruit bat Pteropus seychellensis and three insectivorous bats Taphozous mauritianus, Triaenops furculus and Tadarida pusilla.

    Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

  • The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes, and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) ...

    Reflections on "Medical Ice Age?"

  • Additionally, two bats are considered endangered (Chalinolobus neocaledonicus and Miniopterus robustior), and two more are vulnerable (long-tailed fruit bat, Notopteris macdonaldi, and ornate flying-fox, Pteropus ornatus).

    New Caledonia rain forests

  • The two endemic fruit bats on the islands (Pteropus giganteus ariel and Pteropus hypomelanus maris) are thought to cause damage to crops such as almond, mango and guava, and thus are severely threatened by targetted culling.

    Maldives-Lakshadweep-Chagos Archipelago tropical moist forests

  • The Seram flying-fox (Pteropus ocularis) and spiny Seram rat (Melomys feliceus) are considered vulnerable.

    Seram rain forests

  • Family Species Sorcidae Crocidura nicobarica* Tupaiidae Tupaia nicobarica* Pteropodidae Pteropus faunulus* Muridae Rattus palmarum** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregioThe isolation of the Nicobars has given rise to a number of endemic plant and animal species.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • Madagascar is also home to more than 15 endemic bat species, including the Madagascar flying fox (Pteropus rufus, VU), and numerous endemic rodents, like the unusual giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena, EN), and carnivores, including the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox, EN), which resembles a cross between a dog and a cat.

    Biological diversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

  • Two of these species are globally threatened: the vulnerable Seram flying-fox (Pteropus ocularis) and lesser tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene minutus).

    Buru rain forests

  • The only native mammals on the islands are two species of fruit bat, Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus ariel) and a subspecies of variable flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus maris).

    Maldives-Lakshadweep-Chagos Archipelago tropical moist forests


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