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 of Papua New Guinea and Choiseul Island of the Solomon Islands in Melanesia.

It inhabits mature forests in upland areas, within the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and Bougouriba Province.

The species is on the IUCN Red List as an Endangered species.[1] In 2013, Bat Conservation International listed this species as one of the 35 species of its worldwide priority list of conservation.[2]


  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).
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). Bat Conservation International. August 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017.