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Mauritian flying fox
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Pteropus
Species:
niger
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Mauritian flying fox range
(red — extant, black — extinct)
Synonyms

Vespertilio vampirus niger Kerr, 1792

The Mauritian flying fox (Pteropus niger) is also known as Greater Mascarene flying fox or Mauritius fruit bat.

It is a megabat species endemic to Mauritius and La Réunion. An out-of-date name for this megabat is Vespertilio niger.

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