Bougainville monkey-faced bat

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Bougainville monkey-faced bat

Endangered (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteralopex
Species: P. anceps
Binomial name
Pteralopex anceps
K. Andersen, 1909
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Bougainville Monkey-faced Bat range

The Bougainville monkey-faced bat (Pteralopex anceps) is a megabat endemic to Bougainville Island and Choiseul Island in Melanesia. It inhabits mature forests in upland areas. The species is classified as Endangered by the IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K.; Hamilton, S.; Leary, T. & Bonaccorso, F. (2008). "Pteralopex anceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 December 2008.  Listed as Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,v).