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Pteralopex

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Pteralopex
Higher classification  Pteropodinae
Order  Bat
Family  Pteropodidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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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.

Species

The Fijian monkey-faced bat, formerly placed in this genus, has recently been transferred to the monotypic Mirimiri.

  • Bougainville monkey-faced bat, Pteralopex anceps
  • Guadalcanal monkey-faced bat, Pteralopex atrata
  • Greater monkey-faced bat, Pteralopex flanneryi
  • Montane monkey-faced bat, Pteralopex pulchra
  • New Georgian monkey-faced bat, Pteralopex taki
  • References

    Pteralopex Wikipedia


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