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Dusky flying fox

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Pteropus
Higher classification  Flying foxes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pteropodidae
Scientific name  Pteropus brunneus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Flying foxes, Guam flying fox, Small Mauritian flying fox, Megabat, Mammal

The dusky flying fox (Pteropus brunneus), also known as the Percy Island flying fox, is an extinct species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It was endemic to Percy Island off the southeast coast of Mackay, Queensland, in the northeast corner of Australia.

Only one specimen is known to exist. It was documented in 1859 and collected by Dobson in 1878. Since that record, no further documentation is known of this species. Currently, the specimen is located at the British Museum of Natural History, and was validated as a separate species in the late 20th century.

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