Guam flying fox

Guam flying fox

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Pteropus tokudae
WEIGHT
152 g
LENGTH
140-151 mm
WINGSPAN
650-709 mm

The Guam flying fox, also known as the little Marianas fruit bat, was a tiny megabat from Guam in the Marianas Islands in Micronesia that was confirmed extinct due to hunting or habitat changes. It was first recorded in 1931 and was observed roosting with the larger and much more common Mariana fruit bat. The last specimen was a female found roosting at Tarague cliff in March 1967, but it escaped capture. An unconfirmed sighting took place sometime during the 1970s and no other individuals have been sighted since then.

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Distribution

Geography

Guam flying fox habitat map

Climate zones

References

1. Guam flying fox Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam_flying_fox
2. Guam flying fox on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18763/22088402

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