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SPECIES Dobsonia magna

Author:Thomas, 1905.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 16: 423.
Common Name:New Guinea Naked-backed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Mambare River, Tamata, 100 ft. (33 m.).
Distribution:Waigeo, Yapen, Batanta, and Misool Isls through New Guinea to N Queensland (Australia); possibly the Aru Isls.
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened as D. moluccense magna. IUCN 2003 Not listed.
Comments:moluccensis species group. Often included in moluccensis (e.g., Koopman, 1979; Hill, 1983), but see Bergmans and Sarbini (1985). Also see Flannery (1995a, b).
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