Pteropus aruensis Peters

Aru Flying Fox (Pteropus aruensis)

The Aru Flying Fox was described in 1867; it is known at least from the islands of Kobror and Wokam, Aru Islands, Indonesia; it hasn’t been seen since the 19th century and is believed to be extinct.

The species is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the Black-bearded Flying Fox (Pteropous melanopogon Peters).


edited: 08.08.2022