New Georgian monkey-faced bat

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New Georgian monkey-faced bat[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Pteralopex
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 vulnerable by IUCN.[2] In 2013, Bat Conservation International listed this species as one of the 35 species of its worldwide priority list of conservation.[3]


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Lavery, T.H. (2017). "Pteralopex taki". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T29473A22066155. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T29473A22066155.en.
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). Bat Conservation International. August 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017.