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SPECIES Pteralopex anceps

Author:K. Andersen, 1909.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 3: 266.
Common Name:Bougainville Monkey-faced Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Bougainville Isl.
Distribution:Buka, Bougainville Isls (Papua New Guinea); Choiseul Isl and Isabel Isl (Solomon Isls).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Endangered: Limited Distribution. IUCN 2003 Critically Endangered.
Comments:Considered a subspecies of atrata by Phillips (1968), but clearly distinct; see Hill and Beckon (1978) Flannery (1991b, 1995b), and Parnaby (2002b). See also Bonaccorso (1998).
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