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The Small Samoan flying fox, Pteropus allenorum, is an Old World fruit bat known from a single specimen that was probably collected by H.C. Caldwell in April 1856 at Apia, a harbor and settlement on the island of Upolu, Western Samoa, West Polynesia.  The species was described in 2009 based on the broken skull and poorly preserved skin of an unsexed subadult specimen discovered in 2006 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Helgen et al. 2009).

This bat may once have been distributed across Samoa and adjacent archipelagos but is now probably extinct (Helgen et al. 2009).


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