Pteralopex atrata Thomas, 1888:155

Guadalcanal monkey-faced bat, Cusp-toothed monkey-faced bat, Cusp-toothed fruit bat, Cusp-toothed flying fox



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pteralopex atrata atrata Thomas, 1888


Conservation Status

Last record: 1975

Rediscovered in late 2015

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Solomon Islands


Biology & Ecology










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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).

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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