Pteropus argentatus (Gray, 1844:30)

Ambon flying-fox, Ambon flying fox, Silvery fruit bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1844 or before

IUCN RedList status: considered a synonym of P. chrysoproctus



Ambon, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype, a damaged immature specimen.






Original scientific description:

Gray, J. E. (1844). Mammalia. In: Hinds, R. B. (ed.). The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Sulphur under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, R.N., C.B., F.R.G.S., etc., during the years 1836 to 1842. London: Smith, Elder and Co.


Other references:

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA. [p. 250]

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.

Guy G. Musser, Karl F. Koopman and Debra Califia. (1982). The Sulawesian Pteropus arquatus and P. argentatus Are Acerodon celebensis; The Philippine P. leucotis Is an Acerodon. Journal of Mammalogy 63(2): 319-328. [Abstract]

Simmons, N.B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Tate, G. H. H. (1942). Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 48. Pteropodidae (Chiroptera) of the Archbold Collections. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 80: 331-347.

Tsang, S.M. 2016. Pteropus chrysoproctus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T99688187A22078625. Downloaded on 06 May 2018.


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