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SPECIES Pteropus aruensis

Author:Peters, 1867.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 330.
Common Name:Aru Flying Fox
Type Locality:Indonesia, Aru Isls.
Distribution:Aru Isls (Indonesia).
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) No Data: Limited Distribution as Pteropus melanopogon aruensis. IUCN 2003 Not listed. This species has not been collected since the nineteenth century, and probably should be listed as Critically Endangered (K. Helgen, pers. comm.).
Comments:melanopogon species group. Often listed as a subspecies of melanopogon following Laurie and Hill (1954), but see Bergmans (2001), who argued that aruensis should be considered distinct pending additional review of this complex.



    fumigatus Rosenberg, 1867
    rubiginosus Rosenberg, 1867

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