How do you find extinct flying fox fossils?
I hope this might whet your appetite! There have been rumors of animals which might be classed as Flying(though in a passive sense like Flying squirrels) Sable-that is reddish colored Antelopes. There are somewhat (Authenticated) sightings in the former USSR by surveyors and engineers and similar technical types. sighted through a Theodolite, they had a measured wing-or cape spread of TWENTY FEET and as one might guess were very lightly built like muntjacs (miniature deer). Estimates of a (Take off) speed of 60Miles per hour running fast or downhill and a maximum flight speed of 80 MPH have been postulated, color is red. There is a remote possibility this may have impacted holiday mythology-In the Nick of time, Kidding aside there are rumors of a passive-flying antelope-like animal in the former Union. In their own way, picturesque and pretty but a bit weird, like so many things Russian.
Flying foxes as a whole are not extinct. There are more than 50 extant species of "flying foxes" still alive and flitting about all over the world - as well as several "fruit bat" varieties that belong to the same Genus Pteropus. There are several flying fox species that are apparently now extinct: The Percy Island Flying Fox (aka Dusky Flying Fox) is listed as Extinct because it has not been found in its only…
The Small Mauritian flying fox died out due to the actions of mankind. When the French colonised RÃ©union and Mauritius, the habitat of the bat, they cleared the natural habitat so the bat had little places to live and they also hunted it as a prize. The last live small Mauritian flying fox was seen in the 19th century.
There are four types of flying foxes that are native to Australia. They are the black flying fox, the gray headed flying fox, the little red flying fox, and the spectacled flying fox. Their scientific names, in the same order, are Pteropus alecto, Pteropus poliocephalus, Pteropus scapulatus, and Pteropus conspicillatus.
Fruit bats refer to the family Pteropodidae so yes, the Malaysian Flying Fox is a fruit bat, but Pteropodidae includes many other species as well, like: Grey-headed Flying Fox Spectacled Flying Fox Little Red Fruit Bat Tube-nosed Fruit Bat etc. The Malaysian Flying Fox is also known as Large Flying Fox or Giant Flying Fox because it is the largest bat on earth.
Known types of foxes that are believed extinct include: Leptocyon - might be considered an ancestor of foxes. It went extinct around the end of the Miocene Epoch about 10 million years ago. Vulpes riffautae is an extinct species of foxes of the genus Vulpes identified from fossils found in Chad in northern Africa. It also lived in the late Miocene. Vulpes riffautae is an extinct species of fox of the genus Urocyon. It lived…