Silvery flying fox

The silvery flying fox (Pteropus argentatus), also known as Ambon flying fox, or silvery fruit bat,[1] is a megabat in the genus Pteropus from eastern Indonesia. It is known from a single, damaged, and immature specimen that was thought to have been from Ambon, but may in fact have been collected on Gebe Island. Although often included in Pteropus chrysoproctus, it was reinstated as a separate species in 2008.[1]

Silvery flying fox
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteropus
P. argentatus
Binomial name
Pteropus argentatus
Gray, 1844
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Silvery flying fox range


  1. ^ a b c Hutson, A.M. and Helgen, K. 2008. Pteropus argentatus. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <>. Downloaded on November 26, 2009