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Pteropus livingstonii

Pteropus livingstonii (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Megachiroptera
Familia: Pteropodidae
Subfamilia: Pteropodinae
Tribus: Pteropodini
Subtribus: Pteropodina
Genus: Pteropus
Species: Pteropus livingstonii


Pteropus livingstonii Gray, 1866

Type locality: Comoro Islands, Anjouan Island.


* IUCN link: Pteropus livingstonii Gray, 1866 (Critically Endangered)
* Pteropus livingstonii on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Gray. 1866. Proceedings of the Zool. Soc. London, 1866: 66.
* Conservation status: IUCN Red List

Vernacular names
English: Livingstone's Fruit Bat, Livingstone's Flying Fox
Magyar: Livingstone-repülőkutya
Suomi: Comoronlentäväkoira


Livingstone's Fruit Bat (or Livingstone's Flying Fox; Pteropus livingstonii)) is a bat in the genus Pteropus. It is found only on two islands in the Comoros. It is the rarest and largest of all Comorian bat species. Its preferred habitat is montane forest, the destruction of which is a major threat to the bat population. As of 2003, the total population was estimated at 1200 individuals.They defend themselves against predators by spraying urine at attackers.[1]

Life history

The young are born July through September. Each female typically bears one per year. The young become independent after three to six months. These bats feed on fruits. Adults have a wingspan of up to 6 feet. [1]


1. ^ Massicot, Paul (03 Jan 2007). "Animal Info - Livingstone's Flying Fox". http://www.animalinfo.org/species/bat/pterlivi.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-07. "

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