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SPECIES Pteropus niger

Author:Kerr, 1792.
Citation:In Linnaeus, Anim. Kingdom, 1: 90.
Common Name:Greater Mascarene Flying Fox
Type Locality:Mascarene Isls, Réunion Isl (France).
Distribution:Mascarene Isls (Réunion Isl, Mauritius Isl, subfossil on Rodrigues Isl). Madagascar records are probably erroneous (Bergmans, 1990).
Status:CITES – Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) – Vulnerable: Limited Distribution. IUCN 2003 – Vulnerable. Extinct on Réunion Isl, see Cheke and Dahl (1981).
Comments:niger species group. Reviewed by Bergmans (1990).



    fuscus E. Geoffroy, 1803
    mauritianus Hermann, 1804
    rufus Tiedemann, 1808
    pteropus Merriam ex Brisson, 1895
    vulgaris E. Geoffroy, 1810

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