Bougainville monkey-faced bat

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Bougainville monkey-faced bat
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 found only on islands of Bougainville and Choiseul in Melanesia. It is listed as an endangered species due to habitat loss and human disturbance.


  • Helgen, K., Hamilton, S., Leary, T. & Bonaccorso, F. (2008). Pteralopex anceps. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 December 2008. Listed as Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,v).