- Large Palau Flying Fox
name = Large Palau Flying Fox
status = EX
status_system = iucn2.3
extinct = 1874
phylum = Chordata
genus = "
species = "P. pilosus"
binomial = "Pteropus pilosus"
binomial_authority = (K. Andersen, 1908)The Large Palau Flying Fox ("Pteropus pilosus") is an extinct species of middle-sized
megabatfrom the Palau Islandsin Micronesia. It had a wingspan of about 60 cm. It had brownish fur with long, silvery hairs on its belly. It probably became extinct around 1874, possibly due to hunting by people. It is known from two specimens, one of which is in the Natural History Museumin London.
* Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is listed as extinct
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