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Andersen's flying fox

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Pteropus
Higher classification  Flying foxes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pteropodidae
Scientific name  Pteropus intermedius
Rank  Species
Andersen's flying fox
Similar  Geelvink Bay flying fox, Ontong Java flying fox, Aru flying fox, Lombok flying fox, Blanford's fruit bat

Andersen's flying fox (Pteropus intermedius) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae found in south Burma and west Thailand. Although it is hunted for both food and as a pest, it is not known if this has a significant impact on the species. It has been seen roosting in tall, well-established trees in urban areas and will fly several kilometres to eat wild and cultivated fruits. The species was named after Knud Christian Andersen. It was last recorded in Thailand in 1970 and, presumably, there is still a small viable population in Myanmar.

References

Andersen's flying fox Wikipedia


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