Scientific name Pteralopex
Higher classification Pteropodinae
|Lower classifications Bougainville monkey‑faced bat, Guadalcanal monkey‑faced bat, Montane monkey‑faced bat|
Pteralopex is a genus of large megabats in the family Pteropodidae. They are restricted to Solomon Islands rain forests in Melanesia, and all species are seriously threatened, being rated as either endangered or critically endangered by IUCN. Two species, P. taki and P. flanneryi, have been described since 2000.
The Fijian monkey-faced bat, formerly placed in this genus, has recently been transferred to the monotypic Mirimiri.