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SPECIES Pteropus vampyrus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 31.
Common Name:Large Flying Fox
Type Locality:Indonesia, Java (designated by K. Andersen, 1912).
Distribution:Vietnam, Burma, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Philippines, Sumatra, Java, and Lesser Sunda Isls, adjacent small islands including Anak Krakatau. Reports of this species from Cambodia cannot be verified (Kock, 2000).
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:vampyrus species group. Does not include intermedius; see Corbet and Hill (1992). Reviewed in part by Bates and Harrison (1997). See Kunz and Jones (2000). Subspecies are poorly defined.
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SUBSPECIES vampyrus

SUBSPECIES edulis

SUBSPECIES lanensis

SUBSPECIES natunae

SUBSPECIES pluton

SUBSPECIES sumatrensis

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