Pteropus alecto

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Pteropus alecto


Taxonavigation: Megachiroptera 
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Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Megachiroptera

Familia: Pteropodidae
Subfamilia: Pteropodinae
Tribus: Pteropodini
Subtribus: Pteropodina
Genus: Pteropus
Species: Pteropus alecto
Subspecies: P. a. alecto – P. a. aterrimus – P. a. gouldi – P. a. morio


Pteropus alecto Temminck, 1837

Type locality: Indonesia, North Sulawesi, Menado.



  • Helgen, K.M. 2004: On the identity of flying-foxes, genus Pteropus (Mammalia: Chiroptera), from islands in the Torres Strait, Australia. Zootaxa, 780: 1-14. Abstract & excerpt
  • Temminck. 1837. Monogr. Mamm., 2: 75.
  • Conservation status: IUCN Red List


  • Sulawesi, Saleyer Island, Lombok, Bawean Island, Kangean Islands, Sumba Island, and Savu Island (Indonesia)
  • North and East Australia
  • South New Guinea

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Schwarzer Flughund
English: Black Flying Fox