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SPECIES Acerodon humilis

Author:K. Andersen, 1909.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 3: 24-25.
Common Name:Talaud Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Indonesia, Talaud Isls, Lirong.
Distribution:Talaud Isls (Indonesia).
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) No Data: Limited Distribution. IUCN 2003 Vulnerable.
Comments:Previously known only from the holotype, which Flannery (1995b) suggested might be a chimera consisting of a mismatched skull from an individual of celebensis and a skin of a Pteropus hypomelanus However, Feiler (1990) described two additional museum specimens, and a living population of this taxon has recently been rediscovered (Riley, 2001). It appears to represent a distinct species.
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