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SPECIES Pteropus alecto

Author:Temminck, 1837.
Citation:Monogr. Mamm., 2: 75.
Common Name:Black Flying Fox
Type Locality:Indonesia, N Sulawesi, Menado.
Distribution:Sulawesi, Saleyer Isl, Lombok, Bawean Isl, Kangean Isls, Sumba Isl, and Savu Isl (Indonesia); N and E Australia; S New Guinea.
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:alecto species group. Includes gouldi; see Tate (1942b); also see Bergmans and Rozendaal (1988). The synonymy of nicobaricus with alecto is uncertain (Corbet and Hill, 1992). See Webb and Tideman (1995) for discussion of cases of hybridization with poliocephalus and possible hybridization with conspicillatus. Also see Flannery (1995a, b).
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SUBSPECIES alecto

SUBSPECIES aterrimus

SUBSPECIES gouldi

SUBSPECIES morio

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