Pteropus nitendiensis Sanborn, 1930:2

Temotu flying fox




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pteropus sanctacrucis Troughton, 1930


Conservation Status

Last record: 1926

Rediscovered in 2001

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Nendö and Tömotu Neo, southern Solomon Islands












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