IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Pteropus samoensis is endemic to the Samoan and Fijian archipelagos of the South Pacific. Two distinct subspecies have been recognized. The first, P. s. nawaiensis, is found in Fiji on Nauai, Ovalau, Taveuni, Vanua Levu, and Viti Luvu islands. The other subspecies, P. s. sameonsis is found living on the major Samoan islands; Savaii and Upolu in Western Samoa and Tutuila, Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u in American Samoa.

Biogeographic Regions: oceanic islands (Native )

Other Geographic Terms: island endemic


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