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SPECIES Pteralopex atrata

Author:Thomas, 1888.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 1: 155.
Common Name:Guadalcanal Monkey-faced Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Solomon Isls, Guadalcanal, Aola.
Distribution:Guadalcanal (Solomon Isls). A specimen from Isabel Isl formerly referred to this species has been reidentified as anceps (see Parnaby, 2002b).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Endangered: Limited Distribution. IUCN 2003 Critically Endangered.
Comments:Does not include anceps; see Hill and Beckon (1978), Flannery (1991b, 1995b), and Parnaby (2002b).
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