Acerodon humilis Andersen, 1909:24-25

Talaud fruit bat, Talaud acerodon, Talaud flying-fox, Talaud Islands flying fox



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: March 1897 (Flannery, 1995:187)

Rediscovered in 2001 or before

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Salebabu and Karekaleng, Talaud Islands, north-east of Sulawesi, Indonesia












Original scientific description:

Andersen, K. (1909). Notes on the genus Acerodon, with a synopsis of its species and subspecies, and descriptions of four new forms. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London: (8) 3: 20-29.


Other references:

Andersen, K. (1912). Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the collections of the British Museum. Vol. 1. Megachiroptera. London: British Museum.

Feiler, A. (1990). On the mammals of the Sangihe and Talaud Islands. Zoologische Abhandlungen (Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden) 46: 75-94.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011a). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-west Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, NY, 464 pp. [p. 187]

Hutson, A. M., Kingston, T. and Helgen, K. (2008). Acerodon humilis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2013.

Laurie, Eleanor Mary Ord and Hill, John Edwards. (1954). List of Land Mammals of New Guinea, Celebes and Adjacent Islands, 1758-1952. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Mickleburgh, Simon P., Hutson, Anthony M. and Racey, Paul A. (1992). Old World fruit bats. An action plan for their conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. viii + 252 pp.

Riley, J. (2001). Mammals on the Sangihe and Talaud Islands, Indonesia, and the impact of hunting and habitat loss. Oryx 36: 288-296. [relevant citation?]

Riley, J. (2002a). Mammals on the Sangihe and Talaud Islands, Indonesia, and the impact of hunting and habitat loss. Oryx 36(3): 288-296.

Riley, J. (2002b). The rediscovery of Talaud Islands Flying Fox, Acerodon humilis Andersen, 1909, and notes on other fruit bats from the Sangihe and Talaud Islands, Indonesia (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Faunistische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 22(2): 393-410.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.


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