Pteralopex anceps K. Andersen, 1909:266

Bougainville monkey-faced bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pteralopex atrata anceps K. Anderson, 1909


Conservation Status

Last record: 1968

Rediscovered in 1995

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Bougainville, Papua New Guinea & Choiseul, Solomon Islands












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