New Georgian monkey-faced bat

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New Georgian monkey-faced bat[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteralopex
Species: P. taki
Binomial name
Pteralopex taki
Parnaby, 2002
New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat area.png
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 and Vangunu Islands. 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., James, R., Fisher, D. & Parnaby, H (2008). Pteralopex anceps. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 December 2008. Listed as Endangered.