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Desmalopex leucopterus.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Subfamily: Pteropodinae
Genus: Desmalopex
Miller, 1907

Desmalopex leucopterus
Desmalopex microleucopterus

Desmalopex is a genus of megabats in the family Pteropodidae. It has historically been included in the genus Pteropus and occurs only in the Philippines.

It comprises the following species:


  • Esselstyn, J.A., Garcia, H.J.D., Saulog, M.G. and Heaney, L.R. 2008. A new species of Desmalopex (Pteropodidae) from the Philippines, with a phylogenetic analysis of the Pteropodini. Journal of Mammalogy 89(4):815–825.
  • Giannini, N.P., Almeida, F.C., Simmons, N.B. and Helgen, K.M. 2008. The systematic position of Pteropus leucopterus and its bearing on the monophyly and relationships of Pteropus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica 10(1):11–20.