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SPECIES Hipposideros pelingensis

Author:Shamel, 1940.
Citation:J. Mammal., 21: 353.
Common Name:Peleng Leaf-nosed Bat
Type Locality:Indonesia, Peling (= Peleng) Isl east of Sulawesi.
Distribution:Peleng Isl and Sulawesi (Indonesia).
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:diadema species group. Hill (1963b, 1983) followed Tate (1941) in treating pelingensis as a subspecies of dinops, but these taxa (which are separated by 1,800 km with no known populations on the many islands in between) are diagnosably distinct; see Flannery (1995b). H. pelingensis is therefore provisionally treated here as a separate species pending further study.
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