Woodford's Fruit Bat

Woodford's Fruit Bat
Woodford's Fruit Bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Melonycteris
Species: M. woodfordi
Binomial name
Melonycteris woodfordi
(Thomas, 1887)
Woodford's Fruit Bat range

Woodford's Fruit Bat (Melonycteris woodfordi) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to the Solomon Islands. The Orange Fruit Bat has now been equated with this species.

"Taxonomic Notes: The species Melonycteris aurantius was synonymized with this species."[1]

"This species is present in Solomon Island chain (Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands). The subspecies Melonycteris woodfordi woodfordi is found on the islands of Bougainville and Buka of Papua New Guinea, and the islands of Oblari, Alu, Choisel, Fauro, Mono, and Santa Ysabel in the Solomon Islands. The subspecies M. w. aurantius is found on Nggela and Florida Islands in the Solomon Islands (Bonaccorso 1998; Flannery 1995). The species occurs from sea level to 1,100 m asl."[2]


  1. ^ ICUN Red List[1]
  2. ^ ICUN Red List[2]


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