Pteralopex pulchra Flannery, 1991:125

Montane monkey-faced bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 17 May 1990 (Flannery, 1995:242); 1990 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012)

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:

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

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.

Lee, T. E., Fisher, D. O., Blomberg, S. P. and Wintle, B. A. (2017). Extinct or still out there? Disentangling influences on extinction and rediscovery helps to clarify the fate of species on the edge. Global Change Biology 23(2): 621-634.

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.

Parnaby, Harry, Ingleby, Sandy and Divljan, Anja. (2017). Type specimens of non-fossil mammals in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 69(5): 277-420.

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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