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Pteropus ocularis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PTEROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Pteropus ocularis
Species Authority: Peters, 1867
Common Name(s):
English Seram Flying Fox, Seram Flying-fox, Moluccan Spectacled Flying Fox, Ceram Fruit Bat
Spanish Zorro Volador De Las Isla Ceram

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K. & Salas, L.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², it is known from only two islands, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to deforestation as well as the number of individuals due to hunting.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is recorded in the Maluku Islands from Buru, Ambon and Seram islands in Indonesia. There were four localities on three islands historically, and now it is probably absent from Ambon.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: This species has only been collected four times. The most recent collection was in 1993, but there have been no recent surveys.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species probably occurs only in old growth forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by hunting and deforestation for logging and expanding agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES. It is found in Manusela National Park. A protected area needs to be established on Buru to protect the habitat of this species.


Citation: Helgen, K. & Salas, L. 2008. Pteropus ocularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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