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Ontong Java flying fox

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Chiroptera
Genus  Pteropus
Higher classification  Flying foxes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pteropodidae
Scientific name  Pteropus howensis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Solomons flying fox, Banks flying fox, Philippine gray flying fox, Vanikoro flying fox, Lombok flying fox

The Ontong Java flying fox (Pteropus howensis) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the Ontong Java Atoll in the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It was classified as "Data Deficient" in 2008 by the IUCN over concerns of taxonomic validity. However its confirmed range extends only over small islands, all of which are near to sea level. It is therefore threatened by rising sea levels.

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