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SPECIES Pteralopex taki

Author:Parnaby, 2002.
Citation:Aust. Mammal., 23: 146.
Common Name:New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat
Type Locality:Solomon Isls, New Georgia Isl, Marovo Lagoon, 5 km N of Patutiva Village, Mt Javi, 831'S, 15752'E, 50 m.
Distribution:New Georgia Isl and Vangunu Isl (Solomon Isls). Apparently locally extinct on Kolombangara Isl.
Status:IUCN 2003 Not Evaluated as Pteralopex sp. nov., but Parnaby (2000b) recommended that this species be classified in the IUCN threat category of "Critically Endangered."
Comments:In addition to the original description by Parnaby (2002b), see Flannery (1995b), who discussed this species under its common name.
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