- New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat
New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Chiroptera Family: Pteropodidae Genus: Pteralopex Species: P. taki Binomial name Pteralopex taki
New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat range
(red — extant, black — extinct)
The New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat (Pteralopex taki) is a recently described species of megabat endemic to the Solomon Islands, more specifically New Georgia island and Vangunu island. It is presumably extinct on Kolombangara island, and remaining population on other islands are threatened by habitat loss and hunting. Consequently, it is considered endangered by IUCN.
- ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
- ^ a b Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., James, R., Fisher, D. & Parnaby, H (2008). Pteralopex anceps. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 December 2008. Listed as Endangered.
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