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SPECIES Pteropus speciosus

Author:K. Andersen, 1908.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 2: 364.
Common Name:Philippine Gray Flying Fox
Type Locality:Philippines, Malanipa Isl (off west end of Zamboanga, Mindanao).
Distribution:Philippines; Solombo Besar and Mata Siri (Java Sea); Talaud Isls.
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Rare as P. speciosus, No Data: Limited Distribution as P. mearnsi. IUCN 2003 Vulnerable as P. speciosus, Data Deficient as P. mearnsi.
Comments:subniger species group. Included in griseus by Corbet and Hill (1992), but I follow Flannery (1995b) and Heaney et al. (1998) in treating it as distinct pending further study. Some Philippine records were erroneously based on subadult hypomelanus; see Heaney et al. (1998). Includes mearnsi; see Heaney et al. (1987) and Flannery (1995b), but also see Corbet and Hill (1992), who suggested that mearnsi may be a synonym of hypomelanus.
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    mearnsi Hollister, 1913

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