Pteralopex pulchra Flannery, 1991:125

Montane monkey-faced bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 17 May 1990 (Flannery, 1995:242)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Mount Makarakomburu (southern slopes), Guadacanal, Solomon Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Flannery, Timothy F. (1991). A New Species of Pteralopex (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Montane Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Records of the Australian Museum 43(2): 123-129.


Other references:

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA. [p. 242]

Helgen, Kristofer M. (2005). Systematics of the Pacific monkey-faced bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae), with a new species of [i]Pteralopex[/i] and a new Fijian genus. Systematics and Biodiversity 3(4): 433-453.

Lavery, T. H. (2017). Pteralopex pulchra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T18658A22074308. Downloaded on 16 October 2017.

Parnaby, H. E. (2002). A Taxonomic Review of the Genus Pteralopex (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae), The Monkey-Faced Bats of the South-Western Pacific. Australian Mammalogy 23: 145-162.


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