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SPECIES Hypsignathus monstrosus

Author:H. Allen, 1861.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil.: 157.
Common Name:Hammer-headed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Gabon.
Distribution:Sierra Leone to W Kenya, south to Zambia and Angola; Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). Records from Gambia and Ethiopia are doubtful.
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:See Langevin and Barclay (1990).
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Synonyms:

    labrosus Murray, 1862
    macrocephalus Peters, 1876

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