Large Samoan flying fox

Large Samoan flying fox

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Pteropus coxi

The large Samoan flying fox is a species of fruit-eating megabat whose type specimen was originally collected in Samoa in 1856, but was not identified as a new species until 2009. The only known specimen was collected by an American expedition to Samoa in 1838

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References

1. Large Samoan flying fox Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Samoan_flying_fox
2. Large Samoan flying fox on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/84931267/95642285

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