Pteropus temminckii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pteropus temminckii
Species Authority: Peters, 1867
Common Name(s):
English Temminck's Flying Fox
Spanish Zorro Volador De Temminck

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K. & Bonaccorso, F.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Listed as Vulnerable because of an ongoing population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the last three generations, inferred from habitat destruction and degradation.
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little-known species is restricted to the central Moluccan islands of Buru, Seram, and Ambon (all in Indonesia). It has been recorded at sea level to 1,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in undisturbed primary forest.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been reported from primary tropical moist forest. It is a foliage rooster, likely not to occur in large colonies (F. Bonaccorso, pers comm.). Generation length of this species is likely to be around 3-5 years (F. Bonaccorso and K. Helgen pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss of habitat through logging activities and local hunting for food are considered to be threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES. It has been recorded from Manusela National Park, Seram. Further studies are needed into the natural history of this species, the severity of threats to it, and the identification of important roosting and foraging sites.

Citation: Helgen, K. & Bonaccorso, F. 2008. Pteropus temminckii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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