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Geelvink Bay flying fox

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Pteropus
Higher classification  Flying foxes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pteropodidae
Scientific name  Pteropus pohlei
Rank  Species
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Similar  Lombok flying fox, Moluccan flying fox, Ontong Java flying fox, Philippine gray flying fox, Banks flying fox

The Geelvink Bay flying fox or Geelvink Bay fruit bat (Pteropus pohlei) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to West Papuan islands in Indonesia. The name comes from Geelvink Bay, now Cenderawasih Bay. It is common over a small area, and the population trend is decreasing. Major threats to the species are loss of habitat due to timber harvesting, and hunting.

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