Pteropus coxi Helgen, Helgen & Wilson, 2009:14

Large Samoan flying fox, Cox's flying fox



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Between 1838 and 1841

IUCN RedList status: Extinct









Holotype: USNM 3791 ("probably male")

Type locality: "Samoan Isle"

Paratype: USNM 3790






Original scientific description:

Helgen, Kristofer M, Helgen, Lauren E., and, Wilson, Don E. (2009). Pacific Flying Foxes (Mammalia: Chiroptera): Two New Species of Pteropus from Samoa, Probably Extinct. American Museum Novitates 3646: 1-37.


Other references:

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.

Tsang, S. M. (2020). Pteropus coxi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T84931267A95642285. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]


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