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Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pemba flying fox (Pteropus voeltzkowi) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to the island of Pemba in Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.49
EDGE Score: 3.09


Adult Weight [1]  1.16 lbs (528 g)
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  5 months 2 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Nocturnal [2]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pemba Channel Conservation Area   Tanzania  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania Yes

Prey / Diet

Carica papaya (papaya)[3]
Ficus lutea (West African rubbertree)[4]
Ficus natalensis (Natal Fig)[4]
Ficus sur (Cape fig)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Andropadus importunus (Sombre Greenbul)1
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)2
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)3
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cephalophus adersi (Aders's duiker)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)3
Cercopithecus nictitans (white-nosed guenon)1
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Chlorocichla flaviventris (Yellow-bellied Greenbul)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)2
Epomophorus gambianus (Gambian epauletted fruit bat)1
Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey)1
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)1
Eulemur macaco (black lemur)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)2
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)1
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)2
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)2
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)2
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)2
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)2
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)1
Piliocolobus badius (western red colobus)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)1
Ploceus nigricollis (Black-necked Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)2
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)1
Pteropus seychellensis (Seychelles flying fox)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)3
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)1
Stactolaema leucotis (White-eared Barbet)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)1
Tauraco porphyreolophus (Purple-crested Turaco)1
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)3
Varecia variegata (ruffed lemur)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Phoenix Zoo

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Folivory in Fruit-Eating Bats, with New Evidence from Artibeus jamaicensis (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), Thomas H. Kunz and Carlos A. Diaz, Biotropica, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Mar., 1995), pp. 106-120
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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