Higher classification Flying foxes
Scientific name Pteropus pohlei
|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.
ReferencesGeelvink Bay flying fox Wikipedia
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